Fahrenheit 451

Consider Beatty's conclusion that "[a] book is a loaded gun" (58). What poetic device is this? What connotations surround this statement?

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Answering the same question right now. The poetic device is metaphor, and "books are loaded guns" can be simplified to "books cause conflicts". When you think of conflicts, you think of fights, war, misunderstandings, so those would be the connotations.