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What figurative language is used in the short story "The Interlopers"? 

i need all the figurative language as in similes,metaphors,irony, and hyperbole. Only in the short story The Interlopers.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 3, 2008 at 6:10 AM (Answer #1)

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There are many examples of figurative language. You can find personification in "and this wind-scourged winter night Ulrich had banded together his foresters to watch the dark forest." You can find metaphors in "Relief at being alive and exasperation at his captive plight brought a strange medley of pious thank-offerings and sharp curses to Ulrich's lips." (It isn't really a medley, right?) You can find non-literal language: "Good," snarled Georg, "good." (He doesn't really snarl.) You can find hyperbole: "How the whole region would stare and gabble if we rode into the market-square together."

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