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Figurative Language in The Book Thief

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Figurative language infiltrates this tale of a young girl who has been sent to live with another family because of the political ideologies of her father during World War II. Let's learn more about the figurative language that is used in ''The Book Thief'' by Markus Zusak.

Intensifying the Experience

Figurative language is the use of stimulating and vivid word choices in a literary work. Often, author's use this language to provide a more intense experience for the reader than could be accomplished using simple statements of fact. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, even the narrator is Death personified. In this lesson, we will review some examples of figurative language that are used in this story about a German girl whose life is turned upside down during World War II.

Types of Figurative Language

In this section, we will learn about different types of figurative language and look at examples of each type from the story.

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