the attribution of human nature or character to animals, inanimate objects, or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure.
On Page 9 "With both of us hunting daily,there are still nights when games has to be swapped for lard or shoelaces or wool, still nights when we go to bed with our stomachs growling."
the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration) as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic alliteration) as in each to all. Compare consonance ( def 4a ) .
On Page 30 "Right now, it's silent as a stone."
It uses LIKE or AS
On page 54 "Could Gale and I have been eating blackberries only this morning? It seems like a lifetime ago. Like a long dream that deteriorated into a nightmare."