Read these lines from the poem "the horses" by ted hughes, and answer the question that follows. i climbed through the woods in the hour-before-dawn dark. evil air, a frost-making stillness, which is "evil air, a frost-making stillness" an example of? a. metaphor b. simile c. alliteration d. onomatopoeia
The air is compared to sinister and evil qualities.
"Evil air, a frost-making stillness" is an example of metaphor. Option A is correct.
It is an example of metaphor since it is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true, but helps explain an idea or make a comparison. A metaphor states that one thing is another thing.
On the other hand, simile uses words such as like or as in order to create a comparison. Alliteration is the repetition of the same consonant, and onomatopoeia imitates sounds from nature.
Simile uses words such as like or as to compare. Alliteration is the repetition of the same consonant. Onomatopoeia is imitating sounds from nature.
A metaphor is a direct comparison