Figurative Language In The Poisonwood Bible

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Having read, The Poisonwood Bible book, it was both fascinating and interesting. The author, Barbara Kingsolver, was quick with her diction and used quite a lot of figurative language. The objective of the book was to show the true meaning of Africa and show how it was difficult to convert the people of Africa to Christianity religion. The setting was present in Georgia, which later they traveled to a village called Kilanga in Congo, in which they started their journey. The main characters includes, Nathan Price who was the main character, his wife Orleanna Price, and their four daughters, Rachel, Leah, Adah, and Ruth May.

The beginning of the book starts off as a conflict regarding the family mission. As Nathan Price was trying to convert the people of Africa to Christianity religion, his objective wasn’t …show more content…

I, personally enjoyed the book, The Poisonwood Bible. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars because it was so interesting. The author did an amazing job at informing readers of the true meaning of Africa. I liked everything that the book offered, from the figurative language to complexity of conflicts that surrounded the main character and his family. The theme was perfect, and it relates to real life struggles of some

The theme that the author is portraying, is that sometimes in life it's hard to do things that seem impossible, but we as humans can do anything if we put our minds to it.

The figurative language that was present within the book was incredible. As a result, my options were limited. The first figurative language that symbolizes the importance of a forest was described, “This forest eats itself and lives forever” (5). This particular quote gave non living things, humans characteristics. In other words, this was personification. It mean that the forest is dangerous, very dangerous. It can’t be stopped, nor

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