This page shows three examples figurative language that Bradbury used in the book and analysis on it.
"Her face was like a snow covered island upon which rain might fall, but it felt no rain; over which clouds might pass their moving shadows, bur she felt no shadow. There was only singing of the thimble-wasps in her tamped-shut ears, and her eyes all glass, and breath going in and out, softly, faintly, in and out her nostrils, and not caring whether it came or went, went or came." (Page 13)
This is an example of a simile, comparing two unlike things using like or as. Bradbury used this to describe how distant Mildred felt from him at that moment. She was described as a snow covered island, which shows how cold she was, and he described her tamped shut ears, glassy eyes, and uncontrolled breath as emptiness and separation from the real world. This causes his tone to be more melancholy or depressed as he is making montag describe his wife after an overdose.
"Blow your nose on a person, wad them, flush them away, reach for another, blow, wad, flush. Everyone using everyone else's coattails." (Page 17)This is an example of a metaphor, comparing two unlike things without like or as. Bradbury used this to demonstrate how people use each other in today's society. He described it as "blow, wad, flush," meaning that people use each other and let them out of your life, and repeat it with many different people. This causes the tone to become more wise and critical as he is describing how many people are treated in life.