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Which figure of speech does Thoreau use to show how loud the bird was in the sentence: "The wingspanerels crow on the trees, clear and piercing for miles over the resounding earth! It would put nations on the alert."? Personification Metaphor Simile Hyperbole

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  1. anonymous
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    @taramgrant0543662 @hannah1521 help me plzz

  2. anonymous
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    @taramgrant0543664

  3. taramgrant0543664
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    Which one do you think it would be?

  4. taramgrant0543664
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    Here are the definitions for each one: Personification is when you assign the qualities of a person to something that isn't human or, in some cases, to something that isn't even alive... Metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object. In simpler terms, a metaphor compares two objects/things without using the words "like" or "as",.. Simile is a rhetorical figure expressing comparison or likeness that directly compares two objects through some connective word such as like, as, so, than, or a verb such as resembles. Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.

  5. taramgrant0543664
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    A metaphor compares things and there is no comparison so we can cross that one off

  6. taramgrant0543664
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    Simile is also comparing things so we can cross that one off as well

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    We also know that it is not personification because they aren't giving it human like qualities so it's a hyperbole we know this because do you really think it could be heard for miles? They are exaggerating the sound it makes

  8. anonymous
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    @taramgrant0543664 I got da answer already thx

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