Explain and list some metaphors and personifications used in the story “Her First Ball" that create a mood and atmosphere of excitement?  

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Figurative language, such as metaphors which make implied unusual comparisons between unlike things and personification, which gives inanimate objects human-like characteristics, lends imaginative description to a narrative as well as embellishment.  In Katherine Mansfield's short story, "Her First Ball" the use of figurative language helps to suggest the magical feel that the night contains for Leila, who has come to the city for her first formal dance.  With her nearest neighbor being fifteen miles away, the prospect of being among so many of her age is, indeed, exciting to Leila.  Below are some examples of metaphor and personification which serve so...

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