A Sound of Thunder (Similes (“Suddenly it all ceased, as if someone had…
A Sound of Thunder
“Suddenly it all ceased, as if someone had shut a door.”
“ He looked at his feet as if trying to make them move. “
“There was a sound like a gigantic bonfire burning all of Time.”
“everything cupping one another like Chinese boxes”
“Step on a mouse and you leave your print, like the Grand Canyon, across Eternity. “
”Each lower leg was a piston.”
”sunk in thick ropes of muscle.”
”It ran with a gliding ballet step, far too poised and balanced for its ten tons.”
”a ton of sculptured stone.”
”Its eyes rolled, ostrich eggs”
"He indicated a metal path that struck off into the green wilderness, over streaming swamp, among giant ferns and palms."
"suns rise in western skies and set in glorious easts"
"The colors, white, gray, blue, orange, in the wall, in the furniture, in the sky beyond the window, were . . . were . . . And there was a feel."
"The muscles around his mouth formed a smile as he put his hand slowly out upon the air"
"A touch of a hand might do it, the merest touch of a hand."
"sheathed over in a gleam of pebbled skin like the mail of a terrible warrior."
" Perhaps only a soft breath, a whisper"
"The jungle was wide and full of twitterings, rustlings, murmurs, and sighs. "
"There was a sound like a gigantic bonfire burning all of Time,"
" roses sweeten the air, "
"Eckels stood smelling the air, and there was a thing to the air, a chemical taint so subtle,"
"A windstorm from the beast’s mouth engulfed them in the stench of slime and old blood"
" He heard Travis breathe loud in the room; he heard Travis shift his rifle, click the safety catch, and raise the weapon."
"Another cracking sound. "
”The Machine slowed; its scream fell to a murmur. “
"The sun stopped in the sky.”
I think a theme for this story is to follow the rules. In the story he did not stay on the path as he was told to do. At the end of the story the present day was messed up.