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.