Posted by Meagieting on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:46pm.
Her many hands reach out to us.
Her many tongues are garrulous.
These lines make use of
- Language arts - Ms. Sue, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:47pm
I'll be glad to check your answer.
- Language arts - Meagieting, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:50pm
I know it's not simile or personification. Think it it onomatopoeia .
- Language arts - Ms. Sue, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:59pm
Please read Whittier's poem and reconsider your answer. To what does "her" refer?
- Language arts - Anonymous, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 4:07pm
Hint: People don't have many hands or tongues, so the poet is associating human features to something non-human
- Language arts - Anonymous, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 4:11pm
Also, you may want to make sure you understand what an onomatopoeia and simile are more fully:
Onomatopoeia: A word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound it describes. (for example: woof, honk, meow, etc)
Simile: A form of direct comparison that generally uses 'like' or 'as'. (for example: "That oven feels like a volcano." or "The ground was as rough as sandpaper."
- Language arts - Meagieting, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 9:28pm
Ok..That particular verse refers to nature..so its nature's hands and tongues... So would it personification?
Personification types of verse in which inanimate or non-human objects are given human attributes.
- Language arts - Ms. Sue, Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 4:34pm
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