In the memoir, night, Elie Wiesel describes his harsh, devastating journey throughout the Holocaust by using imagery to communicate his story clearly and make it more real. When describing the unpleasant winter in the Nazi concentration camp, Elie uses imagery. Wiesel says, "winter had just arrived. The days were shorter and the nights were longer. From the dawn, ….a glacial wind lashed us like a whip" (77). The use of
2 Surname this imagery by Elie appeals to the reader's awareness of touch and feeling. The audience can imagine the rough gusts of temperature reduction in the middle of the winter. Wiesel goes on and uses imagery to give the reader an understanding of the environment in the Nazi camp when spending his last night at Buna. Elie says, "Through the frosty windowpanes we could see flushes of red. Cannon shots broke the silence of night" (83). From the red flushes, the reader can visualize it from the loud cannon shots and hear bullets and outside of the structure. Simile A simile is also the figurative language Elie Wiesel used in describing Moishe the Beadle in the memoir, Night. Wiesel says, "Physically, he was as awkward as a clown. His waiflike shyness made people smile" (3). This simile gives the reader an opportunity to create an impression of Moishe's actions. From the beginning to the end of the novel, Elie often uses comparisons to animals. Many of the similes used
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