Below contains a figure of speech. Type the exact words that make up the figure. Then type s for simile, m for metaphor, or p for personification.". . . motionless as a cloud the . . . man stood...

Below contains a figure of speech. Type the exact words that make up the figure. Then type s for simile, m for metaphor, or p for personification.

". . . motionless as a cloud the . . . man stood . . ."

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lynnebh | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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When there is a comparison using the words "like" or "as" then you have a simile. In this case, the man is being compared to the cloud using the word "as", so it is simile. But, there is a little more to this line because the cloud is also being described as motionless - so this is imagery, but it looks like imagery is not one of your choices. The man is standing still, just "as" a cloud that is not moving in the sky would look. Since the word "motionless" is not necessarily only a human quality, the cloud is not being personified. So, I am going with S for simile.

 

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