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Putting on the coat

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In the opening of "Economy," Thoreau tells his readers,

"I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits."

What literary device is used and what is its meaning?

A

Personification; Thoreau personifies his account of living in the woods to tell readers that his words will benefit them

B

Metaphor; The reader should apply only the portions of the book that apply to him

C

Imagery; Imagery is used to paint a vivid picture of Thoreau's living conditions.

D

Metaphor; The reader should use Thoreau's journal as a type of instruction book for living.

E

Imagery; The image of the coat is used to express Thoreau's idea that his experiment will benefit others.