This made a grave and persistent noise in the still air that seemed meditative, like the chirping of a solitary little bird.
This first quotation describes Phoenix Jackson's cane, which she uses to tap the ground in front of her. The literary device used here is a simile, as the noise of the cane tapping against the ground is compared to "the chirping of a solitary little bird." This simile conveys the impression that Phoenix, like the bird, seems small and delicate.
Her skin had a pattern all its own of numberless branching wrinkles and as though a whole little tree stood in the middle of her forehead
Another simile is used in this second quotation. In this example, Phoenix's forehead is compared to a "little tree." This simile creates a vivid picture of just how wrinkled Phoenix's face is. Her wrinkles are like the branches of a tree, spreading out from her forehead.
We is the only two left in the world
In this third quotation, the literary device is a metaphor . Phoenix is talking about...
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