English

Question

Which of the following is an example of figurative language from “The Bells"?

A)“To the turtle-dove that listens, while she gloats/On the moon!"
B)“How we shiver with affright”
C)“To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells”
D)“Hear the mellow wedding bells –“

2 Answer

  • "C" Seems like the most likely answer, it's a metaphor.
  • The correct answer is option C) “To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells”. Figurative language uses figures of speech to give a message in a more direct, persuasive and impactful way. In the poem "The Bells" the author Edgar Allan Poe uses "To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells” as a metaphor to describe the sound of a bell. This metaphor is a form of figurative language that gives a more direct message to the readers.

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