Analyze a novel for literary devices
Novel: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road. I was just walking along, crossing one street, and then crossing another. I didn't even think I was heading anywhere in particular. I was just walking around.
The use of the simile in this passage is meant to emphasize the cold atmosphere. The narrator states that it was “terrifically cold” and that he felt like he was “disappearing every time he crossed a road.” This comparison of coldness to invisibility serves to illustrate how extreme the temperature was to the narrator.
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