Sound Of Thunder. ( ( (Simile), out of dust and coals, like golden…
Sound Of Thunder.
( ( (Simile
), out of dust and coals, like golden salamanders
, all and everything cupping one in another like Chinese boxes, rabbits into hats
, It was like standing by a wrecked locomotive or a steam shovel at quitting time
, They fired at the metallic eyelids and the blazing black iris, like a stone idol, like a mountain avalanche
, There was a sound like a gigantic bonfire burning all of Time
), ( (Metaphor
), We got an iron man now
, Time was a film run backward.
, The Monster lay, a hill of solid flesh
, that hill of nightmares and terror
, The jungle was alive again
), ( (Sound
), The jungle was silent.
, Another cracking sound
, There was a sound of thunder
), ( (Sight
), glistening green and gold and black, was a butterfly, very beautiful and very dead.
, The colors, white, gray, blue, orange, in the wall, in the furniture, in the sky beyond the window
, Eckels glanced across the vast office at a mass and tangle, a snaking and humming of wires and steel boxes, at an aurora that flickered now orange, now silver, now blue.
), ( (Touch
), He held out his hands. Each held a number of steel bullets.
, Travis nudged the still body
, He held up a clod of dirt, trembling
), ( (Smell
), Eckels stood smelling of the air, and there was a thing to the air, a chemical taint so subtle, so slight, that only a faint cry of his subliminal senses warned him it was there
, Eckels breathed, the light of the Machine on his thin face
, Eckels turned slowly to regard the primeval garbage dump
), ( (Personification
), The Machine roared.
, the roaring light.
), ( (Forshadowing
), He did not move. Eyes shut, he waited, shivering. He heard Travis breathe loud in the room; he heard Travis shift his rifle, click the safety catch, and raise the weapon.
, But the immediate thing was the sign painted on the office wall, the same sign he had read earlier today on first entering. Somehow, the sign had changed
, The theme of the story could be that even the slightest change could change everything so in life you need to learn to be careful