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What literary devices are used in the veldt?
What are two examples of personification in the veldt?
Some examples of personification in “The Veldt” are Lydia wanting to get a psychologist in to diagnose the nursery as if it is a human and her describing the house as “wife and mother now, and nursemaid.”
What do the vultures symbolize in the veldt?
The veldt, with its punishing heat and its menacing lions and vultures, represents the reality of human existence and human nature.
What is the imagery in the veldt?
Imagery in the Veldt. The hot straw smell of lion grass, the cool green smell of the hidden water hole, the great rusty smell of animals, the smell of dust like a red paprika in the hot air. And now the sounds: the thump of distant antelope feet on grassy sod, the papery rustling of vultures.
What are two symbols seen in the veldt?
The Veldt Symbols
- The Happylife Home. The Happylife Home symbolizes a new consumerist society in which all of our needs and desires are instantly met, and all of our daily tasks become automated.
- The “Nursery”
- The Veldt.
What is the setting in the veldt?
The setting of “The Veldt” is the Hadley’s home, although this is not a family home as we would recognize it today. Their futuristic home is controlled by automated, state-of-the-art technology that makes the scenery in the massive nursery transform depending on the children’s mood and what they are thinking about.
Why does Bradbury use imagery in the veldt?
Sensory detail is crucial in Ray Bradbury’s “The Veldt.” Bradbury uses rich imagery throughout the short story in order to create a futurist setting as well as physical manifestations of the children’s thoughts.
What is the metaphor in the veldt?
An odd refreshment for Africa, the cup of tea is a metaphor for civilized society and amenities, now swallowed up in the veldt of chaotic disorder, where children destroy their parents with a thought.