Of Mice and Men

Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water and wiggled his fingers so the water arose in little splashes...

Writers use figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole) to describe in fresh, new way. Four common types of figurative language are defined in the box below. For each passage from the novel, tell which type of figurative language it contains and explain what the figure of speech describes or means.

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This is a metaphor. This bit of animal imagery was used to describe Lennie's size and movement.