31 terms

Figurative language hatchet

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imagery
very descriptive language that helps the reader see what is happening in a book
repetition
repeating words or phrases to add effect
simile
comparing to thingsusing the words like or as
personification
giving human characteristics
imagery
the drone and the sea of green trees that lay before the plane's nose and flowed to the horizon, spread with lakes, swamp, and wandering streams and rivers
repetition
the thinking started. always it started with a single word. divorce it was an ugly word, he thought. a tearing, ugly word that meant fights and yelling, lawyers...his home, his life...all solid things. divorce. a breaking word, an ugly word. divorce
simile
but her voice was thin, had a sound like something thin that would break if you touched it, and he felt bad for not speaking to her
personification
to be sitting in the copilots seat with all the controls right there in front of him, all the instruments in his face as the plane crawled altitude, jerking and sliding on the wind currents
imagery
brian started out the window of the small plane at the endless green northern wilderness below
repetition
going to die, brain thought. going to die. gonna die,gonna die...his whole brain screamed it in the sudden silence
simile
as hard as concrete
personification
it was as if his hands and arms were lead
imagery
the water was blue and the waves were big
repetition
he was so sad, so sad, so sad about his dog dying
simile
on my birthday i was as happy as a smiley face
personification
on the plane the radio roared and roared
onomatopoeia
whizz. the mosquitoes were flying by brains head
metaphor
brians legs were solid
onomatopoeia
brian cant still remember the thumps and bangs that he experiences while crashing
metaphor
in the still soft night brian thought that he was blind
metaphor
the stone ledge is a home to brian
alliteration
brian loves the beautiful, bounteous berries
onomatopoeia
the thoughts flashed and slammed and buzzed in brians head
metaphor
it was as if the water were more than water,as if the water had become all life, and he could not stop
alliteration
the soft shore and near a small stand of brush of some kind
hyperbole
exaggerating something to really make a statement
hyperbole
it was as if all the berries all the pits had exploded in the center of him, ripped and tore at him
flashback
a scene or memory that takes a character back in time
flashback
then he crawled back into the shelter and fell again to the sand but could not sleep at first, could not do anything but lie there and his memory came again
symbolism
an object or idea that stands for something else
symbolism
the mosquitoes could be seen as a symbol for brians problem constantly nagging at him