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    Is this sentence a metaphor, personification, simile or a hyperbole.


    You might say that birds are excellent energy conservationists.

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    Well its not a simile, because there is no like or as. It's not really exaggerating anything so I don't think it is a hyperbole. It could be construed as having elements of personification, but I'm gonna go with metaphor.

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    Well it's obviously not a simile. I don't think it is a metaphor because it isn't comparing anything, it's a statement. I'd say it's closer to either a personification or a hyperbole I just can't decide which.

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    A personification is a metaphor. Arguably, the "excellent" might be exaggerate. Really, it's all of the above except a simile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogar The Brave View Post
    Well it's obviously not a simile. I don't think it is a metaphor because it isn't comparing anything
    It's comparing a bird with an energy conservationist, saying they are similar.

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    I don't know, maybe you are right. There has to be ONE answer though and people asked this question on the net before and they are given the answer hyperbole.

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    I guess technically an energy conservationist is just any organism that conserves energy (every organism), so it's really just a hyperbole.

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    What a stupid stupid stupid question. This aspect of the english language and grammar studies is by far the driest most nit-picky and self gratifying dribble in education.

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    So using the word excellent suddenly makes the entire thing a hyperbole?

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    I GUESS SO!!!!!!!@34567890poiuytre

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    personification

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    I would say personification too but almost positive it's hyperbole.

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    'excellent' is hardly an exaggeration

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    anyway, why?

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    get on fb

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    Yeah I think god's right, even though the idea that if you give anything other than extremely basic qualities, English suddenly decides it is personified.

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    guess we'll find out tomorrow.

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    Also:


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    after looking at it, it's a hyperbol using a passive personification and a slight metaphor.
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