Reality Tv Show Language Analysis

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Don’t you just hate reality tv shows? The worst reality tv shows, in my opinion, are The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I mean, are you so bad at flirting that you have to have girls compete for you like you’re a prize? Worse of all, you have to marry one of them even if you don’t like any of the girls competing. But then again, that would be a great story to tell your kids. I mean, if you don’t get divorced and have kids. You’ll be like “Hey, kids, do you want to know how me and your mom met? Well, I met your mother on a reality tv show while I was dating other women and she was the prettiest so I chose her.” However, Kiera Cass had me taking all my words back. Her book The Selection is very similar to The Bachelor. This fantasy book is all about the themes, friendship, romance, and independence.
The book starts with America Singer
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An example of figurative language in The Selection is, “Silvia went on and on in her elegant tone taunting my stomach.”(p.96) This quote is an example of personification. Personification is when you give inanimate objects human-like abilities. In this quote, the author is saying that an elegant tone is taunting America’s stomach. An elegant tone can’t taunt a stomach nor can a stomach get taunted by an elegant tone. Another example of figurative language is from this quote, “It couldn’t have been more than a few seconds, but with so many eyes on me, it felt like an eternity.”(p.156) This quote is an example of a simile. A simile is when you compare two things using like or as. In the quote, the author is using like to comparing a few second to an eternity. The last example of figurative language is from this quote, “One can never help being born into perfection.”(p.252) This is an example of a hyperbole. A hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration. You can be perfect because no one is ever going to be perfect. And the America is exaggerating saying that she is