Figurative Language In Dandelion Wine

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In Dandelion wine, the main character, Douglas, has multiple revelations that change the way he views the world, so many that he keeps them all in a journal. He has several different revelations, but the most important ones are based on grasping existence and mortality. When he is out in the woods, it finally sinks in, he realizes he is alive and is excited. Soon after he realizes that you cant rely on people, and that eventually, they will leave you. They will move away, like his friend John Huff did, or they will die, like so many people in his town. He finally realizes the he himself will die, when someone in his family, his Great Grandmother, dies.
John Huff went on a lot of adventures with Douglas, and helped him realize one of his revelations. He was one of the people that Douglas admired, and so when John left, Douglas felt betrayed. He had always lived in Green Town, so then why was he leaving? Douglas tried to make him stay by playing statues, but
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He uses the cicada's to show how hot the town was and how sick Douglas was. He also uses similes such as "rising from the cellar like a June goddess, Grandma would come" to describe characters. Possibly though, one of the most unique pieces of figurative language used in Dandelion Wine was the title it's self. The metaphor of dandelion wine has each day of summer be condensed into a bottle of, well, dandelion wine. Each bottle is corked up, to be drunken at a later date, so they can remember the Summer.
Dandelion Wine is written in vignettes, meaning that each chapter has an individual plot. One of my favorite vignettes was the one in chapter 30. Its starts with Lavinia Nebbs and her friends going to the movie theater. Before the movie they go to the drugstore, and the shop owner says that a strange man had asked about her, so he gave the man her address. Her friends start freaking out, but Lavinia stays calm, she's actually somewhat