Of Mice and Men Figurative Language

Simile Lennie is “strong as a bull” (22).
Idiom “The bus driver gave us a bum steer” (21).
Personification “The sycamore leaves whispered in a little night breeze” (16).
Idiom “An’ live off the fat the lan(d),” Lennie shouted (14).
Personification “The dove’s wings whistled over the water” (10). Points
Metaphor “A light of understanding broke on Lennie’s face” (7).
Personification “The shade climbed up the hills toward the top” (2)
Idiom “Now he’s got his eye on us” (23).
Simile “…the flies whipped through it like sparks” (29).
Metaphor “…she’s a rat trap if I ever seen one” (32).
Metaphor “He was…the prince of the ranch” (33).
Personification “Slim reached up…and turned on the…electric light…the cone of the shade threw its brightness straight downwards…” (38).
Idiom “Seems like [Curley’s wife] can’t keep away from guys…an’ Curley’s pants is just crawling’ with ants…(51).
Simile “You’re yella as a frog belly” (62)
Simile “You’re as crazy as a wedge” (69).
Metaphor “There was a rise of voices in question, a drum of running feet and the men burst into the barn” (96).
Simile “A far rush of wind sounded and a gust drove through the tops of the trees like a wave” (99).
onomatopoeia “Through the open door that lead into the barn came the sound of moving horses, of feet stirring, of teeth champing on hay, of the rattle of halter chains” (67).
Simile “The hay came down like a mountain slope…” (84).
Onamatopoeia “There was the buzz of flies in the air…” (84).
Metaphor Slim jumps up to defend Lennie and calls Curley a “dirty little rat” (63).

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