Can someone help me write a figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, idioms or hyperbole) on this sentence:Scions were treated like slaves and animals by the Gods. They worked all...

Can someone help me write a figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, idioms or hyperbole) on this sentence:

Scions were treated like slaves and animals by the Gods. They worked all day and came home to meals that were one hundred per cent produced by them but only thirty per cent went to themselves.

[something about slaves (hierarchy) and just about the first sentence (the next sentances are just a bit of infomation)]

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tbray4316 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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Scions were treated "like" slaves and animals. The comparative word "like" denotes a simile. It's not a glaring one but the sentences to follow back up the fact of how poorly the Scions were treated.

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moderndaydame | (Level 1) eNoter

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Additionally, depending on if "all day" is literal, the line, "They worked all day," can be used as an example of a hyperbole.  A hyperbole is when something is being exaggerated.

As for the part about the scions making 100% of the meals, but only getting 30% of them, it can be seen as an allusion to the scions not being appreciated or valued.  An allusion is when an indirect reference is made to imply something.  The difference between an allusion and a metaphor is that an allusion makes a reference to something connected to the subject; a metaphor takes two unrelated topics and draws a connection between them.

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misskatrina | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

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The sentence "Scions were treated like slaves and animals by the Gods." is an example of a simile, which is a figure of speech that compares two things by using "like" or "as".

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