A Paradox is a seemingly absurd or self contradictory statement. A complicated paradox is used in the story when it talks about being asleep but also being vigilant. there is always a part of us that is vigilant when we are asleep.
Personification is used when “the bush stood trembling on the verge of color, waiting for the sun to paint the earth and grass afresh”. This line has two examples of personification including “the bush stood” and “waiting for the sun to paint”. In this situation I think the bush is like me because we wait for the sun to color the earth so we can start our day.
A Metaphor occurs when water is said to be diamonds. The comparison between the two I think is saying that in the African veld water is considered to be a luxury. It is valuable because there is less of it in that area.
Simile is mentioned in the story that says “he felt the years of is his life with his hands as if he were counting marbles”. This simile is a comparison between each year of his life and marbles. Every time a year in your life is finished you gain a new marble.
An Alliteration is used when the boy “smiled scornfully” at the thought of outsmarting his parents. He was able control the dogs to not make a noise until they reach the one hundred yard mark