Figurative LanguageSIMILE: They were like cherries in that they had large pits, which made them hard to chew.
It shows that things are continuing to work against him. He expects his first meal to be great, but instead he becomes sick.
SIMILE: It seemed to settle on him like a weight.
It shows the amount of sorrow he has for the unfortunate pilot.
ONOMATOPOEIA: He made a "Nnnnng" sound.
It shows the the effect that the bear had left him. It made him realize how easily he could be taken out.
IMAGERY: Out in the lake, in the short part of the "L", something was sticking out of the water.
It describes the shape of the lake so that the reader can get an understanding of the surrounding area. It also helps to make the story a little more interesting.
PERSONIFICATION: He realized it was the tail of the plane.
It shows that Nature is very powerful. It lifted the plane up to the surface of the lake. It also shows his turn of unfortunate events.