The Veldt figurative language

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  • Simile 
  •              Metaphor
  • personification 
  • "That sun. He could feel it on his neck, still, like a hot paw”. This simile serves two purposes. Not only does it heighten the description of George's sensation by making the sun's heat seem much more tangible, it also foreshadows the ending of the story when George and Lydia are attacked by lions.
  • "Lord, how did we ever get in this house? What prompted us to buy a nightmare?“By using the metaphor of house as nightmare, not only conveys the fact that George has become very concerned but also that he still believes everything will turn out all right. 
  • "The house fed, clothed, and rocked them to sleep". it personification because it giving the house human traits or what a human is suppose to do. 
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