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There was the letter written on rice paper, fast fading after all these years, as brittle as old leaves in winter (Guterson, ch. 31).

What is the effect of the simile in this sentence?

A

The description of the letter as "fast fading" is an alliterative attempt to redirect the reader to the comparison between the letter and the love affair.

B

The comparison of Hatsue's letter to brittle leaves reflects the cultural traditions Hatsue was so desperate to shed.

C

The comparison of Hatsue's letter to brittle leaves is a symbolic representation of the frailty of the relationship between Hatsue and Ishmael.

D

The simile serves to exaggerate the strength of the bond Hatsue and Ishmael shared.

E

The simile creates a nostalgic tone that floods Ishmael with positive​ emotions.

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