what metaphor does bradbury use to describe the burning books
metaphor for burning books
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I believe he described them as firefly's and flapping pigeon wings.
He described the burning books as firefly's and flapping pigeon wings.
Source(s): Farenheit 451
In the opening scene of Fahrenheit 451, the burning books are likened to 'flapping pigeon-winged books.' This metaphor highlights the way books react once set on fire. Books flap in a sense when on fire. Books also represent freedom of thought just as a bird is free. It also signifies one's imagination which enable one to embark on an inner journey of self-discovery, self-awareness and self-growth.