posted by Howler on .
Could anyone please help me with this question?
Is the phrase below a smilie, metaphor, or personification.
The sky lit up with a huge web of lightning.
I know what a smile, a metaphor, and what a personification is, but I can't seem to be able to answer this question.
There is no occurrence of "as" or "like" -- so it's not a simile (<~~note the spelling!).
Are there human characteristics in this comparison?
What do you think?
Um.... Is it a personification? I can't explain why though.
Do humans have webs and lightning??
No?But lightning does happen in the human world.