Image, Simile and Metaphor in Fahrenheit 451
Love is ___________
Complete this sentence with as many
nouns (person, place, thing) as you
can think of.
Ex. Love is a fire
A writer’s tool
It helps the reader to visualize (see) what the
writer is thinking
It puts a picture in the reader’s mind
A simile is used to compare two things
It uses the words “like” or “as” to
“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”
-Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
Harriet’s eyes were as black as tar
Ian’s hair was like golden wheat
The homeless man’s breath was like rotting sewage
A metaphor is used to compare two
Instead of saying something is “like” or
“as”, a metaphor states that it just IS.
“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your
hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”
Suzy is a pig
I am a night owl
You are my sunshine
The author appeals to the reader’s senses
(sight, smell, touch, sound) in order to
represent objects, actions, or ideas.
Ex. Her face blossomed when she caught a glance of him.
The eerie silence was shattered by her scream.
He could never escape from the iron grip of desire.
He could hear his world crashing down around him.
“Books bombarded his shoulders, his arms, his upturned face. A
book lit, almost obediently, like a white pigeon, in his hands,
wings fluttering. In the dim, wavering light, a page hung open
and it was like a snowy feather, the words delicately painted
“Montag’s hand closed like a mouth, crushed the book with
wild devotion, with an insanity of mindlessness to his chest. The
men above were hurling shovelfuls of magazines into the dusty
air. They fell like slaughtered birds and the woman stood below,
like a small girl, among the bodies.”
Producer: Read pg. 119 (my book).
All students: Write down each example of simile, metaphor, and
imagery that you find (there may be more than one of each).
Director: Keep your group on task, make sure everyone speaks!
Montag is about to be arrested by Beatty after being forced to
burn the books hidden in his house.
Begins: “No!” said Montag. He twitched the safety catch on the
Ends: The other two firemen did not move.
Write a paragraph about your favorite place
using the techniques reviewed in class:
image, simile, and metaphor. Write at least