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Which line in this excerpt from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot uses synecdoche? A. Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets B. Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows? C. I should have been a pair of ragged claws D. Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    synecdoche-a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa

  2. Elsa213
    • one year ago
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    This might help. c: http://www.shmoop.com/love-song-alfred-prufrock/stanza-10-summary.html

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @KAKES1967

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I believe its C or D. What do you think?

  5. anonymous
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    for a second i thought it was B but idk

  6. anonymous
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    im not sure either um lets see hold on

  7. anonymous
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    Now that i think of it B seems the most accurate answer.

  8. anonymous
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    I would get a second opinion though okay.

  9. anonymous
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    ok, thank you :)

  10. anonymous
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    Ofc its np (:

  11. anonymous
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    @marihelenh

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @marihelenh do you have any idea of what it could be?

  13. marihelenh
    • one year ago
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    My guess is that it is C. You gave the definition of it, and some examples are like suits refers to business men. Gray beard refers to an old man. Boots refer to soldiers. In the poem, ragged claws is meant to refer to a crab, which is a synecdoche.

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oh ok thank you @marihelenh

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