Figurative language in To Kill A Mockingbird, Book 1 – with examples

Metaphorical language in To Eliminate A Mockingbird, Schedule 1 — with examples

Chapter 1

Personification: “May comb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I initially knew it” (5 ). “… and the house was still” (15 )
“Maycomb was an old town, however it was an exhausted old town when i first knew it” (pg5)

Metaphor: “She was all angles and bones …” (6) “Mrs. Dubose appeared hell” (6 ).” Dill was an interest” (7 ).” Mr Radley’s posture was ramrod straight” (12 )
“MrsDubose was plain hell”(pg6) “Inside your home lived a malicious Phantom”(pg8)

Hyperbole: “… the meanest male God ever blew breath into” (12 )
“… That’s why his hands were blood stained-if you consumed an animal raw you might never clean the blood off”(pg13)

Simile: “Her hand was wide as a bed slat and twice as hard” (6 )
“… and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with icing of sweat and sweet talcum”(pg5)

Examples of Literature Devices in Chapter 2

Simile:” She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop.” (p16)
“By the time Mrs. Cat called the pharmacy for an order of chocolate malted mice the class was twitching like a bucketful of catawba worms. (p16)

Embellishment:” A storm of laughter broke loose when it finally occurred to the class that Miss caroline had whipped me.” (p22)

Personification:” Molasses buckets appeared from nowhere, and the ceiling danced with metallic light. “(p19)
” I saw a muscle dive in his skinny jaw.” (p19)

Onomatopoeia:” I heard an unknown jingle in Jem’s pockets.” (p16)

Metaphor: “She was a pretty little thing.” (p22)

Visual Imagery: “, following Jem’s RedJacket” Page 16 “She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop”

Simile: “Let’s not let our imaginations run away with us, dear” Page 17

Personification: “Molasses buckets appeared from nowhere, and the ceiling danced with metallic light” Page 19
“If I hear another noise from this space I’ll burn everybody in it. ” Page 22
“she looked and smelled like a pepermint drop. “pg 17.
“the cats had long conversations with each other, they wore shrewd little clothers and resided in a warm home beneath a cooking area stove.”pg 17.
“lets not let our creativities run away with us dear. “pg18.
” the cieling danced with light. “pg20.
” i saw a muscle dive in his slim jaw. “pg20.
“the very first grade exploded once again. “pg 23.

Hyperbole: “molases pails apear from nowhere. “pg20.

Chapter 3

Personification: “But he’s gone and drowned his supper in syrup. “(pg 24)

Hyperbole:”I hated Calpurnia steadily till an unexpected scream shattered my resentments” “The kid’s condescension flashed to anger”

Chapter 4

Importance: “I could not assist recieving the impression that i was being cheated out of something” (33 )

Hyperbole: “Do not you know that you’re not expect to even touch the trees over there? You’ll get killed if you do!” (33 )
“I licked it and awaited a while.When I did not die I packed it into my mouth” (pg 33)
“Do not you understand you’re not supposed to even touch the trees over there? You’ll get eliminated if you do! “(pg 33)
“Mrs. Dubose was the meanest old lady who ever lived.” (pg 35)

Personification: “Some tinfoil was sticking in a knot-hole simply above my eye level, winking at me in the afternoon sun” (pg 33)

Metaphor: “Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back evaluated deck in cots, or attempting to sleep in the treehouse; summertime was everything good to eat; it was thousand colors in a parched landscape; however most of all, summer season was Dill (pg 34)
“He was as great as his worst performance; his worst performance was gothic” (pg 39)
“Jem was a born hero” (pg 39)

Chapter 5

Metaphor: “Dill was becoming something of a trial anyway, following Jem about.” (41 )
“… a chameleon woman who worked in her flower beds in an old straw hat and males’s coveralls, … “
“…, she had an acid tongue in her head, …” (44 )

Simile: “If she found a blade of nut turf in her backyard it resembled the Second Fight of the Marne …” (42 )
“You imitate you grew ten inches in the night! (46 )

Hyperbole: “She swooped down upon it with a tin tub and subjected she said was so from below with a poisonous substance she said it so powerful it ‘d eliminate all of us if we didn’t stand apart of the way.” (42 )
“Miss Maudie’s altruism reached Jem and Dill, whenever they stopped briefly in their pursuits: we profited of a talent Miss Maudie had hitherto kept hidden from us. She mad the best cakes in the area.” (43 )
“Call a little louder Jack Finch, and they’ll hear you at the post workplace, I have not heard you yet!” (44 )

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Chapter 6 Metaphorical Language

Hyperbole: “You have actually got us in a box, Jem,” I muttered. (52 )

Simile:” Jem’s white shirt-tail dipped and bobbed like a small ghost dancing away to get away the coming morning” (57 ).

Chapter 7

Metaphor:” Jem waved my words away as if fanning gnats.” (58 )
” I tried to climb into Jem’s skin.” (pg 57)

Embellishment:” Summer season drifts into Autumn.” (pg 59)
” Jem Strolled on eggs.” (pg 61)

Chapter 9

Metaphor: “I must be a rain of sunshine in my daddy’s lonely life” (81 )

Simile: “One had to act like a sunbeam” (81 )

Embellishment: “… gave me the experience of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean.” (81 )