"An interminable dawn faded the stars out, and at last light, sad and grey, filtered into the shelter. " (99)
The quote above personifies dawn fading stars out, and the sadness and grey of early morning. I think Golding uses figurative language at this moment because he wants to break up the frightening aspect of darkness. He wanted to lighten the mood (no pun intended). This picture above vividly represents this quote because, to me, it shows that even the darkest times can get better. When in a miserable state, your situation eventually returns to the middle where everything is sound and normal.