what are some figures of speech in Speak

examples from the book that are figures of speech that are in the book Speak

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"Speak" as a novel is full of figurative language, or figures of speech.Here are some examples from the beginning of the novel.

'The school bus wheezes to my corner' is an example of personification.

Repetition is used to emphasise Melinda's negativity around the start of the school year -

' I have entered high school with the wrong hair, the wrong clothes, the wrong attitude.'

Chapter 2 begins with a simile -

' Art follows lunch, like dream follows nightmare'.

Mr Freeman, the art teacher, is described metaphorically -

' Big old grasshopper body, like a stiltwalking circus guy.'


"Speak" - Laurie Halse Anderson