House Of The Scorpion: Figurative Language

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“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power.” -Patrick Rothfuss. Everyone in uses figurative language in someway, you could be writing a paper, yelling at your sister, or maybe just talking to yourself. But you use it in someway, shape, or form. In the stories, The House of The Scorpion and “Two Kinds” by Nancy Farmer and Amy Tan the authors used figurative language to develop the setting and mood. In the novel, The House of The Scorpion the author use figurative language to set the mood, setting, and characters. “. . . he watched Rosa as though she was an image on a TV screen.” This shows that the main character, Matt is watching someone very carefully. This is a use of figurative language because it

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