To Kill A Mockingbird (Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole)

“Ladies…were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.” – Simile
“The fire silently devoured Miss Maudie’s house.” – Personification
“Molasses buckets appeared from nowhere, and the ceiling danced with metallic light.” – Personification
“…the class was wriggling like a bucketful of Catawba worms.” – simile
“No child, this is a sad house.” – Personification
“She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop.” – simile
“…courage is a man with a gun in his hand.” metaphor
“A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer.” hyperbole
“Jem’s shirt-tail dipped and bobbed like a small ghost dancing away to escape the coming morning.” – simile
”Summer…was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree-house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape.” metaphor
“Some tinfoil was sticking in a knot-hole just above my eye level, winking at me in the afternoon sun.” – personification
Let’s not let our imaginations run away with us dear. – personification
“…the corner of her mouth glistened with wet, which inched like a glacier down the deep grooves enclosing her chin.” – simile
“Two geological ages later, we heard the soles of Atticus’s shoes scrape the front steps.” – hyperbole
“It was mighty dark out there, black as ink.” – simile
“She had put so much starch in my dress it came up like a tent.” – simile
”Your name’s longer’n you are. Bet it’s a foot longer.” – personification, hyperbole
“Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it.” – personification
“Jem gulped like a goldfish.” – simile
“The gold collar button and the tips of his pen and pencil winking in the light.” – personification
(snow on the ground) “Atticus, the world is coming to an end, please do something!” – hyperbole

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