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I have to answer these questions but i am confused...please help :)

As flies to the wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for sport


Metaphor
Personification
Hyperbole
Litotes
None of these
I do not understand the sentence itself :(


I wish I had a million dollars right now," he said.
"Yes," she replied. "I suppose that would be all right with me, too."
Simile
Metaphor
Personification
Litotes
Analogy
None of these
sounds like none of them to me


My brother has grown a great deal in the last year. He is almost as tall as I am now.Simile Simile
Metaphor
Analogy
Personification
Hyperbole
None of these


definitely seems like a simile

Where is that waiter? If I don't get that sandwich soon, I will go into advanced starvation and begin to hallucinate.

I think this would be an exaggeration but maybe that's a hyperbole...

thanks in advance ;)

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    As flies to the wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for sport
    Just rephrase it a little: We are like flies to cruel little boys; they kill us just for fun.


    Metaphor
    Personification
    Hyperbole
    Litotes
    None of these
    I do not understand the sentence itself :(
    What do you think?


    I wish I had a million dollars right now," he said.
    "Yes," she replied. "I suppose that would be all right with me, too."
    Simile
    Metaphor
    Personification
    Litotes
    Analogy
    None of these
    sounds like none of them to me
    I agree. I think it's hyperbole.

    My brother has grown a great deal in the last year. He is almost as tall as I am now.Simile Simile
    Metaphor
    Analogy
    Personification
    Hyperbole
    None of these

    definitely seems like a simile
    I agree.

    Where is that waiter? If I don't get that sandwich soon, I will go into advanced starvation and begin to hallucinate.

    I think this would be an exaggeration but maybe that's a hyperbole...
    I agree.

  • English -

    hmm the first one now i am stuck with simile, metaphor and personification?

    And as for the second one i don't understand why it would be a hyperbole

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    The first one can only be simile.
    http://www.answers.com/simile

    The second one -- "a million dollars" -- don't you think if someone gave him $1,000, he'd be just as happy??

  • English -

    ohh i see it now.. Thank you for ur help writeacher :)

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    You're very welcome.

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