In The Giver by Lois Lowry, what examples of figurative language are in chapter 15?

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While this isn't strictly an example of figurative language, one literary device in chapter 15 is allusion. An allusion is a brief reference to a person, place, thing, idea, or event of historical importance. An allusion typically only gives hints about the event that is being referenced.

At the beginning of chapter 15 of The Giver, Jonas enters the Annex Room for his training and realizes that it is the type of day where The Giver will most likely send him away. He instead offers to help and in return is given a detailed memory of war.

As soon as Jonas enters the memory, he finds himself in a field of men that are groaning, injured, or dying. Lowry gives a few indirect hints that might help readers understand that they are reading about war. On page 118, a "wild-eyed horse ... trots frantically through the mounds of men."

Additionally, Jonas sees a young boy wearing a gray uniform laying injured in the field. This image allows the reader to infer that Jonas could be viewing the American Civil War, as people often associate gray uniforms with the Confederate Army.

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