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What are some examples of figurative language in "The Sniper"?

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One example of figurative language in "The Sniper" is the line "machine guns and rifles broke the silence of the night, spasmodically, like dogs barking on lone farms." This is an example of simile because it uses a comparison based on the word "like." It is also an example of imagery because the...

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