" the five spots of paint - the man, the woman, the children, the ball-remained. the rest was thin charcoaled layer."
the last photo of the family together at that house.
simile -a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox ).
the time has come
symbolism - the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
the dog finally at peace
"the dog froth at the mouth"...."it ran wildly in circles, biting at its tail, spun in frenzy, and died."
the ending of the life of the family and their life there.
the fire burst the house and let it slam flat down, puffing out skirts of sparks and smoke.
a figure intended to represent an abstract quality