Examples Of Figurative Language In Dust Tracks On A Road

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Character can be determined just based on language, how one speaks, and/or uses words. The most common use of language in this autobiography is figurative language; Zora Neale uses figurative language to express herself and her mother. If one's words are expressed adequately then the reader can easily understand how her and her mother see things representing who they are. In Zora Neale Hurston’s autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road, she uses mostly figurative language to express herself, to show how she feels and acts as a person. For example, she uses personification when she says, “Her heart must have stood still when she saw the sow in there, because hogs have been known to eat human flesh”. (Paragraph 3) The phrase, “heart must have

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