Ray Bradbury's Figurative Language

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Bradbury uses figurative language to accentuate how dependent the children and the parents are on technology. The house is personified to “clothed and fed and rocked them to sleep and played and sang and was good to them.” The reader now recognizes the technological lifestyle the Hadley’s live. The parents soon realize that “the house is wife and mother now, and nursemaid.” The family is reliant on the technological advances that the house provides, that the house literally replaces family members. The children are slowly disconnecting from Mr. and Mr. Hadley due to their reliance on the house as their
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