Simple detailed language

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a linguistically simple and comprehensible novel that does not use many foreign words or technical terms. Beatty does speak once of the "perpetual motion" (Part 3, 4%), a (from a physical point of view impossible) machine in constant motion. 

Foreign languages are not used in the narrative. The novel uses a standard and easy to understand vocabulary I. No dialects or particularly coarse language occur, except once when Beatty refers to Clarisse McClellan as a "trash" (Part 3, 1%).

It is particularly striking that this novel uses a lot of adjectives that create detailed and precise images in the reader's mind. Guy Montag, for example, walks "out of the fire station and along the midnight street toward the subway where the silent, air-propelled train slid soundlessly down its lubricated flue in the earth and let him o...

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