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Which figure of speech is used in the following quotation? "The winter evening settles down with smell of steaks in passageways".
Ask yourself this: Who or what can do the action in the verb "settles down"? The subject, right? Can this particular subject actually DO that verb's action?
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It might help to read the rest of the passage, TS Elliot jumps around in voice quite a lot on his narratives.