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Her many hands reach out to us.
Her many tongues are garrulous.

These lines make use of
A. Aliteration
B. onomatopoeia
C. Simile
D. Personification

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    I'll be glad to check your answer.

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    I know it's not simile or personification. Think it it onomatopoeia .

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    Please read Whittier's poem and reconsider your answer. To what does "her" refer?

    http://www.kimopress.com/whittier3.html

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    Hint: People don't have many hands or tongues, so the poet is associating human features to something non-human

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    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."

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    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.

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    Right.

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