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
Lets use the process of elimination here, answer what I ask you ok?
What are the characteristics of a metaphor....how does it compare 2 things?
it tells us opposite
Good guess, However I was looking for something more like: it uses LIKE or AS to compare and contrast 2 different things
In this sentence do you happen to see like or as?
Ok so we can cross off metaphor.
Looking at the 3 that we have on our list I see Hyperbole.....what are the characteristics of a hyperbole?
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
Yes great job, do you see anything that is being exaggerated here?
not that i know of no
So know we are down to our last 2 answers
Ok, what is personification?
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form
Indeed very good Now Do you see anything that stands out to you that could happen to be personification?
So do you think you know the answer?
yes thank you salmon
NP glad to help!
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