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gfg:

I suppose that futile waiting was the sorrowful background music of our impoverished little community when I was young. Which best describes the figurative language used in this sentence? idiom metaphor hyperbole personification

Salmon:

Lets use the process of elimination here, answer what I ask you ok?

gfg:

ok

Salmon:

What are the characteristics of a metaphor....how does it compare 2 things?

gfg:

it tells us opposite

Salmon:

Good guess, However I was looking for something more like: it uses LIKE or AS to compare and contrast 2 different things

gfg:

ok

Salmon:

In this sentence do you happen to see like or as?

gfg:

no

Salmon:

Ok so we can cross off metaphor.

Salmon:

Looking at the 3 that we have on our list I see Hyperbole.....what are the characteristics of a hyperbole?

gfg:

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Salmon:

Yes great job, do you see anything that is being exaggerated here?

gfg:

not that i know of no

Salmon:

So know we are down to our last 2 answers

Salmon:

*now

Salmon:

Ok, what is personification?

gfg:

the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form

Salmon:

Indeed very good Now Do you see anything that stands out to you that could happen to be personification?

gfg:

yes

Salmon:

So do you think you know the answer?

gfg:

yes thank you salmon

Salmon:

NP glad to help!

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