Analysis Of Nature, By Ray Bradbury

977 Words4 Pages
In Ray Bradbury's novel, the author uses a range of rhetorical devices to emphasize the atmosphere Douglas is living in.
In lines 3-5, the author uses personification to attribute the weather of summer as if it was a human doing something, for example, "summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow." In the quote, the weather of summer is calm and relaxing referencing it as "long and warm" and the wind blowing as if it were a person blowing air. In line 11, the author uses another instance of personification to amaze Douglas of summer, for example, "let summer idle him", which means that summer "idles" him as in, makes him still of amazement on its early morning stream. In line 14, the author uses hyperbole to exaggerate the summer wind, for instance, "riding high in the June wind", which means Douglas is overstating the feeling wind of summer as if he was riding it. In line 16, the author uses a metaphor to make trees clean each other with water, for example, "At night when the trees washed together" which means when its at night the trees end up being washed when they are close together. In lines 16-17, the author uses simile to compare Douglas with an object, for instance, "he flashed his gaze like a beacon from his lighthouse", which means that Douglas looks steadily at the outside of his house like a "beacon from a lighthouse" and compares him as a "lighthouse" to show how he gazes the outside. In
Open Document