Figurative Language In A White Heron

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In “A White Heron”, the author, Sarah Orne Jewett, incorporates figurative language and imagery in her text to let the reader feel a sense of adventure and wondering; the effect of such language is that the reader feels as if experiencing the journey through Sylvia's eyes. This is evident early on in the passage when the little girl started her path to the great pine tree. Her fascination felt as if “the great wave of human interest which flooded for the first time this dull little life should sweep away the satisfactions of an existence heart to heart with nature and the dumb life of the forest!” The use of a metaphor shows how quickly she is taken back by the forest and sense of wonder. The “great wave of human interest” brought new life
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