A Separate Peace

As chapter 4 opens, Gene describes to approach of down at the beach. What similes are used in the description? What two biblical allusions does the author employ near the end of the description?

Need to know similies and biblical allusions

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It began not as the gorgeous fanfare over the ocean I had expected, but as a strange gray thing, like sunshine seen through burlap.

The beach shed its deadness and became a spectral gray-white, then more white than gray, and finally it was totally white and stainless, as pure as the shores of Eden. Phineas, still asleep on his dune, made me think of Lazarus, brought back to life by the touch of God.


The Garden of Eden



A Separate Peace