The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Identify the figurative devices used in the paragraph below. “We spread the blankets...good deal, you know"

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“We spread the blankets inside for a carpet, and eat our dinner there. We put all other things

handy at the back of the cavern. Pretty soon it darkened up, and begun to thunder and lighten;

so the birds was right about it. Directly it begun to rain, and it rained like all fury, too, and I never

see the wind blow so. It was one of these regular summer storms. It would get so dark it looked

all blue-black outside, and lovely; and the rain would thrash along by so thick that the trees off a

little ways looked dim and spider-webby; and here would come a blast of wind that would bend

the trees down and turn up the pale underside of the leaves; and then a perfect ripper of a gust

would follow along and set the branches to tossing their arms as if they was just wild; and next,

when it was just about the bluest and blackest—fst! It was bright as glory, and you’d have a little

glimpse of tree-tops a-plunging about away off yonder in the storm, hundreds of yards further

than you could see before; dark as sin again in a second, and now you’d hear the thunder let go

with an awful crash, and then go rumbling, grumbling, tumbling, down the sky towards the under

side of the world, like rolling empty barrels down-stairs—where it’s long stairs and they bounce

a good deal, you know”.


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