Figurative Language And Imagery In 'War Of The Worlds'

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The novel War of the Worlds is full of figurative language. Almost every device, if not all, is used to help the reader better understand the extraordinary experience that the narrator lived. One of the first things I noticed about the book was the amount of imagery that was included. Now, while imagery typically helps the reader by painting a mental picture, it seemed to have more of a hindering effect on me. I found it hard to imagine what was being described by the narrator, and the majority of the words that were being used for foreign to me. When the narrator attempted to explain his whereabouts and daily activities, I found that I was very confused. However, when I began to notice all of the similes, I quickly started to develop a better
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