Ap Terms for Fahrenheit 451
AP Terms 1. Symbol- “with his symbolic helmet numbered 451” pg. 3- the temperature at which book paper ignites, and burns 2. Personification- “your house jumped” pg. 3- the house did not really leap, but it’s to show description. It caught fire actually quick. 3. Imagery- “the fall leaves blew … middle of the pavement waiting” pg. 5- to show description and make you feel a part of what’s happening. 4. Sign- “salamander” pg. 6- represents the fire truck. 5. Symbol- “the phoenix disc” pg. 6- represents the fire department 6.
Imagery- “he saw himself in her eyes … light of the candle” pg. 7- describing Clarisse McCellan face and how it captivates him. 7. flashback– “one time, as a kid … the power might not begin once again too soon” pg. 7- explains Montag’s past as a kid. 8. Alliteration- “Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner” pg. 8- explains all the cities that they burn in one week. 9. Simile- “like a mirror” pg. 11- describes Clarisse and how her face shows back to him. 10. Flashback- “nights when things got dull … a new video game began” pg. 4-25- describes how they used to have a good time on dull nights and utilize the hound for personal pleasure. 11. Allusion- “play the guy … will never ever be put out” pg. 36- from the book of Martyrs. 12. Allusion- “Tower of Babel” pg. 38- Beatty uses this reference when burning the girls’ books and stating how oblivious she is with all of her books. 13. Onomatopoeia- “Bang! Smack! Wallop, Bing, Bong, Boom!” pg. 55- explains that everything was getting summed down into little minute things because people were too lazy to check out long books. 14.
Suspense- “The front door voice called softly … burn us and the books” pg. 67-68- Montag reveals Mildred the books and after that the Hound comes and after that Beatty returns … or so they think. 15. Alliteration- “Denham’s Dentifrice … Dentifrice Dentifrice” pg. 79- this stating keeps going on and on so Montag can not focus and read the book. 16. Suspense- “Montag searched for … dropped in front of my home” pg. 109-110- it includes on to the truth that he was currently anxious about coming into work and about the books that he revealed to Mildred. 17. Allusion- “Old Montag … his damned wings” pg. 13- this refers to a misconception when a man and his child create wings and fly and his son went to high to the sun and burnt his wings and passed away. 18. Simile- “the house burnt like an ancient bit of stage scenery” pg. 121- explaining the house and how it burnt when Montag lit it on fire 19. Simile- “the other resembled a chunk of scorched pine log” pg. 121- his leg had been pierced with morphine and would not move for him. 20. Simile- “he might see the helicopters falling, falling like the first flakes of snow in the long winter season to come” pg. 129- he is comparing the helicopters to the very first flakes of snow.