Brave words – Personification, the authors way of telling what he’s saying without writing it directly
He was surrounded on all sides by chasms of empty air.
- Metaphor – Relates to the headline of the chapter “beast from the air”, the word empty might refer to the fact that the beast from the air really isn't a threat.
like the breathing of some stupendous creature – a very picturesquely simile that the reader easily can relate to – gives the reader a good idea of how noisy it is. Once again refers to the headline of the chapter because the boys believe that the dead pilot is a creature or a beast.
whispering like the wind
Simile, a comparison that everyone can relate to, everyone know how it sometimes sounds like the wind is whispering. A strong figure of speech.
the water boiled over the table rock with a roar
Metaphor – Powerful, creates a sound within the readers head
On the right hand was the lagoon, troubled by the sea
Metaphor – The lagoon has been a safe place for the boys from the very beginning, the sea is a scary place and it symbolizes the unknown. By saying the lagoon is troubled by the sea Golding emphasizes the contrasts between the two places.
Comments/analysis - Chapter 6/7/8
The landing of the dead pilot on the mountain is a pivotal event in Lord of the flies. The pilot represents an actual manifestation of the beast whose existence the boys had feared but never confirmed. None of the boys is immune to the implications of the dead pilot's presence on the island. Even Piggy, faced with some evidence that a beast actually exists, begins considering measures the boys should take to protect themselves. In contrast to the "beast from water" of the previous chapter, the beast from air is a concrete object toward which the boys can direct their fear. Significantly, however, the beast from air proves no threat to the boys
Jack's increasing credibility among the...