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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself..."

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I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart with free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an excursion train and breathe malaria all the way.

What is the predominate figure of speech evident in the preceding passage?

A

Metaphor

B

Oxymoron

C

Anaphora

D

Metonym

E

Hyperbole