Okimoto Figurative Language Analysis

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“My Favorite Chaperone” by Jean Davies Okimoto and The Latehomecomer, by Kao Kalia Yang both incorporate use of figurative language. Figurative language helps to create a visual image in the reader’s mind. Authors also incorporate figurative language in order to enhance and explain a variety of literary elements throughout a piece of literature. Firstly, “My Favorite Chaperone” by Okimoto, incorporates a variety of figurative language throughout the story. One example of figurative language is “It seemed like one thousand years, but it was only a minute before Ms. Illo brought Papa into the office” (Okimoto 11). Maya uses a hyperbole to exaggerate the time before her father arrives. The reader can relate this to a time when they were anxious

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