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Mrs D Devil's Arithmetic Figurative Language

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Her stomach felt heavy, as if the argument lay there like unleavened bread.
Simile
Her voice was a soft as a prayer.
Simile
It was a dark blue, very much like a stain.
Simile
A full moon was squeezed between the two of the project's apartment buildings.
Personification
He had a voice that buzzed like the plague of locusts.
Simile
Da da yaynu, da da yaynu, da da yaynu.
Alliteration
No one except babies, like Aaron.
Simile
The moon hung ripely between the air with a strange lilting song.
Metaphor
The moon hung ripely between the air with a strange lilting song.
Personification
A full moon was squeezed between the two of the project's apartment buildings.
Metaphor
A black stove squatted against the far wall.
Personification
It was as clear as if she could speak the language herself.
Simile
She stared at the door as if held the answer.
Simile
I would not go to America even if he sent a thousand letters.
Hyperbole
He would make a donkey look like a joker.
Simile
It tasted real not like dream food.
Simile
A thin strand of light spun out along the horizon between earth and sky.
Metaphor
The curls of smoke feathered out into the open air.
Metaphor
Shmuel, with an arm like a tree and a head like a stone, afraid of getting married.
Simile
Then a small hope suddenly warmed her.
Personification
Gitl took the coffeepot and placed it down with a solid thwack in front of Yitzchak.
Onomatopoeia
Look how the morning flies!
Personification
Imagine leaving those children outside like chickens in cages.
Simile
My tongue is sometimes quicker than my heart.
Expression
Stories seemed to tumble out of Hannah's mouth.
Metaphor
This violin had a piercing tone like a baby crying.
Simile
He stood up slowly, unfolding like some sort of long-legged bird.
Simile
The forest was no boiling with people.
Metaphor
Small houses nestled in a line.
Metaphor
Brown wooden buildings, brown sandy streets, as if it were a faded photograph.
Imagery
Simile
They made a perfect half circle, like a steel trap with gaping jaws ready to be sprung.
Simile
"Your words will fly up to heaven and call down the angel of death with his poisoned sword."
Imagery
Better the fox to guard the hen house and the wolves to guard the sheep.
Expression
They felt like cattle being sent off to be slaughtered.
Simile
From your lips to God's ears.
Expression