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For figurative language he uses alliteration when he say”from attic trapdoors, blind robot faces peered down with faucet mouth gushing green chemicals.” Or when he says Rain, rain, go away rubber raincoats for today. He uses some metaphor when “the house was an alter with 10,000 attendants, big, small, services, attending in choirs.
The author also uses imagery when he says “ the dog once huge and fleshy, but now gone to bone and covert sores, moved in and through the house, tracking mud.
For symbolism the house symbols mankind, we grew to fast as a human race and that growth is the thing that killed us.
Personification is used constantly used in the short story to show how we humans have evolved technology and made them as close to a human characteristics as possible just like this .