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Thoreau included the following sentence in Walden:

"There is some of the same fitness in a man's building his own house that there is in a bird's building its own nest."

Which of the following statements rephrases his literal comparison as a metaphor?

A. A man building his house is like a bird building his nest.
B. A man's house is his nest.
C. Every bird is an architect and builder of a nest.
D. Between a human house and an avian nest, there is absolutely no difference in architectural skill.

I believe D is the correct answer choice.

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  1. D has no metaphor in it.

    http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_M.html
    Scroll down to Metaphor, and read carefully.

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  2. Oh, okay. So A and D cannot be it.

    C would be my next choice, based on the quote.

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  3. Either B or C ... which one is closer to the overall sentiment of the quote?

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