Figurative Language In The Outsiders

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In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the author, uses an array of figurative language in her writing. She uses similes, idioms, and hyperboles in her book to make them interesting and intriguing. Similes help compare scenarios, idioms interpret a meaning by giving an object a role, and hyperboles exaggerate an action. Figurative language captures the reader's attention and gives sensory detail.

Simile are used in The Outsiders by comparing one concept to another. The definition of a simile is “a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared”(The definition of simile). In the Literary devices paper it says that similes “helps to draw the resemblance”(Figurative language). For example, "You're bleedin' like a stuck pig…” (Hinton

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