Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 6:39pm.
For each of the following, identify what figure of speech, if any, is being used. In several cases, it might be argued that more than one exists. In those cases, you will identify only the primary figure.
My brother has grown a great deal in the last year. He is almost as tall as I am now.
I think this is a metaphor.
Death, be not proud, though some have calléd thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
I think this is personification.
English - Writeacher, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 7:34pm
There is no metaphor in the first sentence.
I agree with personification in the Donne lines.
English - Anonymous, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 10:06pm
So do you think it is simile? The only reason I said metaphor was because it said he is...Even though it also says as I thought it focused more on what he was. Could it have no figure of speech?
English - Writeacher, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 10:19pm
It would be a simile if you were comparing two unlike things:
He seems as tall as the building.
She sings like a lark.
I don't think that sentence has any figure of speech in it.
English - Lana, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 10:50pm
The first sentence is simile
English - Anonymous, Friday, December 16, 2011 at 11:15pm
That's what I was thinking, Wrtieacher.
Lana, why do you think so?
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