Fahrenheit 451 Similes Analysis

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Tate Jenkins Mrs. Adams English 1 Honors 10 November 2015 What is the Effect of Bradbury’s Diction in Fahrenheit 451? (Learning Target #5) In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, the author uses similes comparing books to birds to suggest the cruelty and violence of this society. The books are compared to pigeons to show how cruel the future society is. “The flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn” (Bradbury 1). Books cannot die because of the fact that they were never living, but Bradbury gives them life when comparing them pigeons. Pigeon are harmless birds that live in peace, but comparing them to burning books makes this future society seem even more cruel. It adds more tragic impact to the brutality of what is being
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