"Time was a film run backward." Here, time is compared to a film running backward. An ustated comparison. The jungle was the entire world forever and forever." "...pterodactyls soaring with cavernous gray wings,gigantic bats of delirium and night fever. "A sound of thunder" = the T-Rex. "the seed death, the green death,..." "Trees exploded in clouds of leaf and branch." "The Monster twitches its jeweler's hands down..."Irony: specifically, verbal irony as something is said that has the opposite effect.e.g. As Eckels talks in the office to Time Safari official, he is told of the dangers of the Time Machine, and he remarks,"Makes you think, if the election had gone badly yesterday, I might be here now running away from the results. Thank God Keith won. He'll make a fine President...."Of course, as it turns out, Deutscher, the opponent, later has won. Later, too, Eckels forgetswhat the official tells him about: that he is going into the jungle of sixty million two thousand and fifty-five years before President Keith" because when he returns to the ship after havingstepped off the gravity path, he ironically says, "I'm innocent. I've done nothing"Simile: - A stated comparison using the words like or as. e.g. Eckels remarks on goingback in time to hunt, "This makes Africa seem like Illinois" "Time steps aside (personification). Like (simile) an airplane hitting an air pocket." "I'm shaking
like a kid." "There was a sound like a gigantic bonfire." "...like golden slamanders, the old years, the green years (also a metaphor for early years), might leap."Alliteration: - The repetition of initial consonant sounds. e.g. " ...glisteninggreen and gold and...." /g/Language used for more than its literal meaning. e.g. "They sat in the ancient wilderness. Far birds' cries blew on a wind, and the smell of tar and an old salt sea,moist grasses, and flowers the color of blood."Foreshadowing: There are, indeed, several hints of things to come in Bradbury's short story. When Eckels arrives at the Time Safari, Inc., he swallows hard and "a warm phlegm gathered" in his throat. Evidently, he is nervous about his trip to hunt the Tyrannosaurus Rex. When he asks if the safari guarantees that he will return, the official tells him that his company has no guarantee upon anything but "the dinosaurs." He also adds,If you disobey instructions, there's a stiff penalty of another ten thousand dollars, plus possible government action, on your return."And, as Eckels looks around, he notices
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