Literary Devices In Fahrenheit 451

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Character: This character seems to take pleasure in burning things as mentioned it makes him smile.
Prediction: Perhaps the character burns whatever he can.
Literary Device (Symbolism): 451, the number on his helmet, is the auto ignition temperature of paper, thus it symbolizes the destruction of books.
Inference: I think this character is a fireman, since he has a helmet and mentions returning to the firehouse.
Literary Device (Situational Irony): This character ignites fire rather than putting them out. Inference: I think this character is a fireman, since he has a helmet and mentions returning to the firehouse.
Observation: This character seems to take pride (or at least really enjoy) his job as he treats his uniform very nicely (he shined helmet and hung
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(Bradbury 11) A metaphor used to describe that she is numb to the word because she only ever watched TV.
Literary Device (Hyperbole): Montag was cut in half. (Bradbury 11) This was used to describe the pain Montag felt at that moment.
Question: What was the purpose of the jet bombers appearance?
Literary Device (Simile): One of them slid down into your stomach like a black cobra down an echoing well.. (Bradbury 12) This simile was comparing the machine to a black cobra.
Author: Author uses the machine to comment how Mildred feels empty and dark. Author: Author writes in a somewhat humorous style and continues to comment on how people only interact with technology rather than each other.
Inference: After realizing how dull Montag 's life is he starts feeling lonely and realizes he has no one to talk to about his inner conflicts.
Literary Device (Metaphor): The talk about the disposable tissues is a metaphor for how society treats people (uses them and then throws them away).
Author: Author describes all of the confusion and chaos going on in Montag 's head in a very interesting yet effective

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