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Posted by on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:25pm.

This question is based on the following excerpt from a short story.
Inside the bus, in his summer Class-A uniform with its brass glitter and infantry-blue shoulder cordon, Jamie Sabin was going home. Fort Benning would be a fading dream; Preston, Virginia, a place unknown, his future. He was in between, fumbling with puzzle pieces, making up stories about the real Jamie Sabin. Each of these he set adrift like a paper boat on a shifting sea of daydreams. He did that encased in the drone and shudder of diesel pistons and hissing tires. Jamie Sabin was going home to a place unknown.
7. In this paragraph, the paper boat is a A. simile for Jamie's past.
B. metaphor for daydreams.
C. metaphor for Jamie's past and future.
D. simile for stories Jamie makes up about himself.

  • English - , Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:33pm

    I disagree.

  • English - , Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:38pm

    Why u disagree....8line line a paper boat.

  • English - , Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:39pm

    adrift like a paper boat

  • English - , Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:44pm

    It has to be a simile because the word "like" is in the phrasing. Therefore B and C are out.

    It must be A or D, so you need to determine which of those matches the idea in this part:

    He was in between, fumbling with puzzle pieces, making up stories about the real Jamie Sabin. Each of these he set adrift like a paper boat on a shifting sea of daydreams.

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