Figurative Language In The Pigman By Paul Zindel

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“Over the years I have forged intimate familial ties with these characters, who are reflections of a portion of myself. Consequently, even a character who appeared only once in a short story waits now in the wings, concealed by the curtain, for his next appearance on-stage. Not one of them has ever broken free of his familial ties with me and disappeared for ever - at least, not within the confines of my heart.” By Shūsaku Endō, The Final Martyrs. In your lifetime you have probably seen writing techniques in a story. Writing techniques can include similes, metaphors, personification, and descriptive word choice. Those are just some of many other figurative language examples. In the novel, The Pigman by Paul Zindel, the author uses descriptive language and figurative language to create theme, and to establish character. One of the first technique examples that was found in the story was a cluster of descriptive adjectives. In the novel, it describes Mrs. Reillen, the librarian, as “A little on the fat side, but that doesn't stop her from wearing those tight skirts with makes her nylon stockings rub together” on page 5. This is describing what Mrs. Reillen looks like, and what she likes to wear. Another example is on page 9. On page 9, Lorraine's mom is describing her as “You're not a pretty girl, Lorraine” and “your hair would look better cut short because it's too kinky...” This is not only stating that Lorraine's mom is very mean, but also is describing her as not so

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