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Fever 1793. Introduction: Historical Fiction and Figurative Language. Historical Fiction. A fictional story set in a familiar period of history. As well as telling the stories of ordinary people’s lives, historical fiction may involve political or social events of the time .

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fever 1793

Fever 1793

Introduction: Historical Fiction and Figurative Language

historical fiction
Historical Fiction
  • A fictional story set in a familiar period of history. As well as telling the stories of ordinary people’s lives, historical fiction may involve political or social events of the time.
  • Fever 1793 fits into this genre because it tells the story of an ordinary girl (Mattie), living through the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia, in 1793.
metaphor
Metaphor
  • A comparison between two things made without using the words “like” or “as”. The comparison is implied.
  • Example: You are what you eat.
simile
SImile
  • A comparison between two objects, people, or ideas, using the words “like” and “as”
  • Example: Julie slept like a baby.
onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia
  • The use of a word to describe or imitate the sound made by an object or an action.
  • Examples: Boom! Snap! Pop!