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Does Not Make Use of a Simile

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Follow the link to read the first chapter of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s work Half of a Yellow Sun made available on "The New York Times" website). Read the whole chapter, then answer the questions. Excerpts specific to each question are included in the question.

Which of the following excerpts does not make use of a simile:

A

“He would never be able to describe to his sister Anulika how the bungalows here were painted the color of the sky” (pg 1).

B

“[H]edges...were trimmed so flat on top that they looked like tables wrapped with leaves” (pg 1).

C

“He was staring at the car in the garage; a strip of metal ran around its blue body like a necklace” (pg 1).

D

“She would wait until all the akpu was eaten and then divide the fish so that each child had a piece, and she would keep the biggest for herself, as he had always done” (pg 3).

E

“Ever since they started to push out, those pointy breasts, he had wondered if they would feel mushy-soft or hard like the unripe fruit from the tube tree” (pg 3).