The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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What does this quote mean? “The cold, many words fell like so many stones into the quiet room.”

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When given a quote such as this one, the first thing to do is to make sure that you understand the syntax of the sentence. Perhaps the most confusing section - syntactically at least - of this sentence, is the bit that says "like so many stones." Upon an initial glance, it is tricky to determine exactly what is meant by the simile because it also...

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