Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Shocking! Positively Shocking!

Read the following passage from the book Fahrenheit 451:

He could feel the poison working up his wrists and into his elbows and his shoulders, and then the jump-over from shoulder-blade to shoulder-blade like a spark leaping a gap. 

What type of literary term is being used is this passage?

A. Personification
B. Simile 
C. Metaphor 
D. Hyperbole 

Scroll down for the answer.


Correct answer: B because he explains that the poison spreads through his body fast like a spark when it lights. 

From Mrs. Brooks class. Chasity P., Hannah P., Joseph A. and Shekeith M. from Mrs. Brooks class!  You know what else feels like a poison spreading through your body, killing you slowly but surely? The state EOC!

Bonus points if you can figure out which movie the title of this post comes from (answer in the comments section).


  1. Goldfinger - the best Bond movie ever. It is a really bad pun he makes right after electrocuting some poor guy in the bath tub.

  2. This quote was from Fahrenheit 451. :)

  3. Was it? Wow! I love that book, but never saw the movie. Are you pulling my leg?