Identifying Figurative Language in Lord of the Flies

“I was the only boy in our school in our school that had asthma,” said the fat boy with a touch of pride. Personification
Within the irregular arc of coral the lagoon was still as a mountain lake. Simile
The palms that still stood made a green roof. Personification
The incredible pool was only invaded by the sea at high tide. Personification
He turned over, holding his nose, and a golden light danced and shattered just over his face. Personification
Ralph paddled backwards, immersed his mouth and blew a jet of water into the air. Metaphor
“We’ve got to make smoke up there–or die” Hyperbole
His ordinary voice sounded like a whisper after the harsh note of the conch. Simile
When these breezes reached the platform the palm fronds would whisper.
This toy of voting was almost as pleasing as the conch. Simile
Piggy stood and the rose of embarrassment faded slowly from his cheeks. Metaphor
Every point of the mountain held up trees-flowers and trees. Hyperbole and Personification
There was another island; a rock, almost detached, standing like a fort. Simile and Personification
As the echoes died away so did the laughter. Personification
He noticed how the folds of his shirt were still like cardboard Simile
The rock was a large as a small motor car. Simile
A flurry of wind made the palms talk and the noise seemed very loud now Personification
“If Jack were leader, it would be all hunting all of the time.” Hyperbole
His face puckered, the tears leapt from his eyes. Personification
It seemed there were more littleluns then there could be counted and piggy was soon overwhelmed Hyperbole
Ralph dropped words like heavy round stones among the little groups that crouched or squatted. simile
The smoke was a tight little knot on the horizon and was uncoiling slowly. Metaphor
The afternoon sun emptied down invisible arrows Metaphor and Personification
The choir perched like black birds on the criss-cross trunks and examined Ralph with interest. Simile
At midday the sun was an angry eye. Metaphor and Personification
The great rock loitered, poised on one toe, decided not to return, moved through the air, fell. Personification
The forest stirred, roared, flailed. Personification

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