By: Gary Paulsen; Presentation By: Nick Meissner
Point of View
The figurative language in this story consists of mainly personification. One example of personification is how Brian would say how his stomach was "turning" from hunger. Another example of personification is when the author indicates a "the plane went into a glide, a very fast glide that ate altitude, and suddenly there weren't any lakes".
It also consists of metaphors. An example of this type of figurative language is when the author stated "my stomach tightened into a series of rolling knots and his breath came in short bursts".