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Their Eyes Were Watching God

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The sea walks the earth

TEWWG-GOAL4D

What is the purpose of the personification in the following sentence?

"The sea was walking the earth with a heavy heel."

A

This personfication provides contrast to the more subtle and understated description of the hurricane earlier in this chapter.

B

This personification provides contrast to the rest of the book because it discusses nature in destructive terms rather than constructive terms.

C

This personification serves to lessen the intensity of the ominous nature of the hurricane.

D

This personfication emphasizes the enormity and power of the water blowing in the hurricane bearing down on the Everglades.

E

This personfication emphasizes the inevitability of Janie and Tea Cake being swept out to sea.