Figurative language is an essential part in
literary works used to emphasize the meaning expressed
by the author in his or her writing. February Dragon sets
its setting after the War. It portrays the life of three
Australian children and their adventures in the bush.
February Dragon is an environmental fiction written in
hoping to encourage people’ awareness to the impact of
environmental degradation. The aim of this study is to
elaborate figurative languages used by the author
focusing on figurative language related to environment.
Data were collected from text and analyzed by employing
descriptive-qualitative analysis. The result of the research
illustrates that there are five figurative languages: simile
and metaphor, personification, irony, and allusion
Keywords : Figurative Languages; Thiele; February Dragon; Nature