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Figurative Language in "The Colonel"

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The Colonel, Carolyn Forche

Forché, Carolyn. "The Colonel." From The Country Between Us. New York: Harper & Row, 1981. Print.

The simile in line 23 serves to

A

lighten the tone of the poem.

B

unite the poem with continued references to food.

C

assert the presence of the poet within the narrative of the poem.

D

connect a surreal image to a realistic image.

E

provide evidence of the Colonel's insanity.