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Pride and Prejudice

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Lydia's imagination

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Had Lydia and her mother known the substance of her conference with her father, their indignation would hardly have found expression in their united volubility. In Lydia's imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of earthly happiness. She saw with the creative eye of fancy, the streets of that gay bathing place covered with officers. She saw herself the object of attention to tens and to scores of them at present unknown. She saw all the glories of the camp; its tents stretched forth in beauteous uniformity of lines, crowded with the young and the gay, and dazzling with scarlet; and to complete the view, she saw herself seated beneath a tent, tenderly flirting with at least six officers at once.

Which literary device is NOT utilized in the expression of Lydia's expectations in the preceding paragraph?

A

Hyperbole

B

Parallel structure

C

Simile

D

Color imagery

E

Absolutes