Figurative Language Page number What it means “Maybe the books

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Figurative Language
“Maybe the books can get us
half out of the cave.” (metaphor)
Page number
p. 76
“It’s mud to you too” (metaphor)
p. 76
“Her face was infused with
excitement.”
“Sitting there like a wax doll,
melting in its heat.” (simile)
p.78
“Like the pedals of a
flower…”(simile)
“Each a black butterfly”
p. 79
“The floor covered with black
moths” (personification)
p.79
What it means
 The books bring light in
the dark
 helps us to see things in
a new way.
 He can’t read or
understand the book.
 He’s stuck and has a
hard time figuring things
out.
 She’s so angry and
jealous that he can see
the anger in her

The pages are delicate,
fragile, and easily
destroyed.

The pages fly away like
ashes.
These are the ashes from
the book; moths


“The white clown” (metaphor)
“like kicking a buried mine”
(simile)
p.80
“Fill this sieve and you’ll get a
dime.” (metaphor)
p. 80
The TV is silly and
entertaining
This could blow up in his face
and cause him harm.


This effort is hopeless/
impossible.
Having a relationship in a
world with no real
connection.
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