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What is the meaning of "his hand is as black as the inside of wolf's throat" ? Metaphor by William Shakespeare

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This comparison between the blackness of a hand and the inside of a wolf's throat is a simile that also contains synedoche.  And, as mentioned, the blackness of the hand is a metaphor, as well.

Here is the definition of simile:  A figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two unlike...

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