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A Sound of Thunder

by Ray Bradbury

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A Sound of Thunder Figurative Language

by Stephanie Daniel

  • Released February 12, 2019
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Grade 9


“A Sound of Thunder” – Figurative Language: Identify the figure of speech or stylistic device being illustrated by the quotes below.

  • (36) Out of chars and ashes, out of dust and coals, like goldensalamanders.
  • (37) Time was a film run backward.
  • (39) Each lower leg was a piston.
  • (41) A thousand pounds of white bone…sheathed over in a gleam ofpebbled skin, like the mail of a terrible warrior.
  • (41) Exposing a fence of teeth like daggers
  • (41) Its armored flesh glittered like a thousand green coins.
  • (41) The rifles cracked again.
  • (42) Like a stone idol, like a mountain avalanche, Tyrannosaurus fell.
  • (42) It was like standing by a wrecked locomotive or a steam shovel atquitting time.
  • (43) Eckels turned slowly to regard the primeval garbage dump, that hill of nightmares and terror.


Worksheet for identifying figurative language and stylistic devices.