This activity allows students to work with the figurative language in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. The figurative language includes similes, metaphors, and personifications. Students will work with two types of activities. For each section of the novel (there are three), I have provided five examples of the figurative language in the section. Students are asked to identify the type of figurative language illustrated by each example and then briefly explain what this language conveys to the reader. Then for each section, students are asked to find on their own two more examples of figurative language in the section and identify each and explain what is being conveyed. The activity provides several examples to show students how to complete the activity. I would recommend that students complete this activity as they are reading the novel rather than waiting till after they have read as they will need to find examples from their reading, and this would be easier to do as they are reading.
Figurative Language in Fahrenheit 451
by Marsha Mentzer
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