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Chapter 1 page 86 Not a hair was out of place in the blonde chin whisker outlining his jaw it was like the edging of a flower bed around his long dreary face with its small eyes and hooked nose The poetic device of simile used to describe Monsieur Binet helps the reader visualize how meticulous he is A meticulous man is the last thing a person wants in a small and very interconnected village The reader after such a brief description becomes aware of this character and his possible significance in the later on affair Chapter 2 page 96 She was wearing a little blue silk scarf that held her pleated batiste collar stiff as a ruff and as she moved her head the lower part of her face buried itself in the folds or gently rose out of them The simile in this quote foreshadows many future events The Eurasian sandpiper has a very similar look in the breeding season this could pertain to the story in several different ways This simile also reveals that Emma wants to be noticed that particular look happened to be the hit style of the time Chapter 3 page 108 It ran silently swift and cold looking long fine grasses bent with the current like masses of loose green hair streaming in its limpid depths The simile in this particular quote reveals how Emma feels about this man Emma is portrayed as the hair and Leon as the wind It seems that she is open to this mans desires the grass bends to the wind and the grass is like the hair The reader realizes how evident her feelings are through this comparison more easily Chapter 4 page 114 Love to her was something that comes suddenly like a blinding flash of lightning--a
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