Taylor H.

asked • 10/22/21

Please help me with these English questions.

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!"




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."




The quotation is an example of personification. Explain why. "I saw it throwing off its nightly clothing of mist, and here and there, by degrees, its soft ripples or its smooth reflecting surface was revealed."




The quotation is an example of a metaphor. Explain why. "In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds."





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