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    • michellef27

      I’m so disappointed, I’m just going to reply to one of the aspects that you typed up.  So what if someone described in great detail of something? Language is used asameans of communication. Just because we imagineasimile “swayed likeacedar”, it doesn’t necessarily mean it literally swung likeacedar tree, because cedars don’t actually swing; they’re immobile. Similes are used to compare two things that don’t seem to have an apparent connection with each other by using the words “like” or “as”. Similes do not necessarily imply that the first item is actually the second item at all, although it can be. However, similes are usually used to exaggerateacertain aspect of the relationship between the2items. In your quote “swayed likeacedar”, it can also mean that that the tail was so big that it swung likeacedar that has been felled.  Another way of comparison is the use ofametaphor, which isamore powerful comparison because it eliminates the use of “like” and “as”. An example of this would be “his tail wasacedar”. Does this mean the Behemoth’s tail was actuallyacedar tree? No. It means that it was as gargantuan or big asacedar tree. Authors may choose to use metaphors to emphasize the relationship of the items being compared.  Please review your literary terms and attain some critical literacy while you’re at it. Written word does not always depict the truth because language, with communication being its main purpose of existence, also has the guaranteed effect of distorting the truth or “trueness” of the message it is conveying.  Also realize that the Bible was written by humans who know how to communicate in language. Every utterance and written message hasapurpose. If the purpose of writing the Bible is to spread God’s word, would you not think that they may want to make more powerful comparisons to convince the reader to follow whatever sect the writers wanted the reader to follow?

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