Please help me with these English questions.
Paragraph #3 : The quotation is an example of a metaphor and hyperbole. Explain why.
How many a poor immortal soul have I met well-nigh crushed and smothered under its load, creeping down the road of life, pushing before it a barn seventy-five feet by forty, its Augean stables never cleansed, and one hundred acres of land, tillage, mowing, pasture, and woodlot!
Paragraph #11 : The quotation is an example of a comparison. Explain why. There is some of the same fitness in a man's building his own house that there is in a bird's building its own nest.