Examples Of Imagery In Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Imagery and metaphors are used in "Their Eyes Were Watching God" to help the reader get a better understanding of the book. These forms of figurative language are used throughout the book to grab the reader's attention and make them feel more connected to the book. Without these forms of figurative language, the book would be bland and wouldn't connect with the reader in any way. There are many examples, including metaphors and imagery, spread evenly throughout the story of "Their Eyes for Watching God." They use imagery to give the reader an idea of what it looks like inside the story. One example is, "The men noticed her firm buttocks like she had grapefruits in her hip pockets; the great rope of black hair swinging to her waist and unraveling in the wind like a plume; then her pugnacious breast trying to bare holes in her shirt" (Hurston, p. 1). This shows an example of them describing Janie and how she looks. Another example of imagery from the book is "Still a blue sky and fair weather" (Hurston, p. 155). It describes the weather and gives a better understanding of the type of environment they lived in. …show more content…

An example of this isay,he they say " Tea Cake crumpled as his bullet buried itself in the joist over Janie's head" (Hurston pg.184). This directly shows Tea Cake falling after Jnie was forced to shoot him after he wasn't himself anymore due to him having rabies. Another metaphor used is "Tea Cakes house was a magnet, the unauthorized center of the job" (Hurston chapter 14). It represents many people who would be over at his house for jobs,

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