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Can anyone explain this simile? : "(Her) face... always looked like a window that has...

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backtobasics06 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 15, 2009 at 3:59 AM via web

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Can anyone explain this simile? : "(Her) face... always looked like a window that has caught the sunset." It's talking about Mattie.

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lburkhardt | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 15, 2009 at 5:07 AM (Answer #1)

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The comparison refers to Mattie's glow and the life that she brings into the Frome household. Think about the brillance of color and light that you would see when looking through a window at sunset and that is the sort of radiance that Ethan sees when he looks at Mattie.

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