Figurative Language In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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In William Golding’s fictional novel, ‘Lord of the Flies’, Golding expertly paints an image of a fire of great multitude, during an early chapter in the novel. Through the use of evocative language, in addition to various types of figurative language and the insertion of Piggy’s bitter commentary, Golding is able to accurately convey to the reader, the strength of the fire. Through the examination of the aforementioned devices, the reader is able to visualize and understand the force of the fire. Firstly, through Golding’s use of evocative language, the reader is able to have a better understanding of exactly what is happening in the scene. “Smoke was rising here” Here the reader can note the growth of the soon to be massive fire. “There among the creepers that festooned the dead or dying trees.” Golding’s use of vivid imagery allows the reader to create a clear picture of the increasing fire. “As they watched, a flash of fire appeared at the root of one wisp, and then the smoke thickened.” The reader can firstly observe that the fire is has spread as it “appeared at the root of one wisp”…show more content…
As the passage continues, “The heart of the flame leapt nimbly.” Golding again personifies the flame as growing, the one again is able to form a clear image of the fire, effectively adding to the atmosphere of wonder, felt by the reader as the passage progresses. Again the reader notes the effectiveness of Golding’s use of figurative language to convey the intensity of the fire. Throughout the passage, Golding is able to heavily convey to the reader the force and intensity of the fire through his use of figurative language, allowing the reader to gain a better understanding of the
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