Metaphor in Araby
Metaphors are present throughout the story, and are often used in conjunction with other literary devices such as imagery and personification. Many of the metaphors draw from Catholic Church tradition, alluding to scenes and themes in the Bible. Other examples of metaphor in “Araby” can be found in Joyce’s description of the other houses, where he likens their facades to human expressions.
Metaphor Examples in Araby:
"falling, lit up the hand upon the railing. It fell..." See in text (Araby)
"set the boys free..." See in text (Araby)