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1.  Read the excerpt from Josephine Preston Peabody's “Stories of the Trojan War.”

Meanwhile, in Troy, the people had seen the departure of the ships, and the news had spread like wildfire. The great enemy had lost heart,—after ten years of war! Part of the army had gone,—the rest were going. Already the last of the ships had set sail, and the camp was deserted. The tents that had whitened the plain were gone like a frost before the sun. The war was over!

Which answer explains the effect of the author’s use of simile?
 
1.It suggests that the spread of the news will be destructive.
2.It makes the news of the end of the war seem joyful.
3.It suggests that the news of the end of the war is frightening.
4.It makes the news of the end of the war seem upsetting.

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2.   Read the excerpt from Josephine Preston Peabody's “Stories of the Trojan War.”

Meanwhile, in Troy, the people had seen the departure of the ships, and the news had spread like wildfire. The great enemy had lost heart,—after ten years of war! Part of the army had gone,—the rest were going. Already the last of the ships had set sail, and the camp was deserted. The tents that had whitened the plain were gone like a frost before the sun. The war was over!

Which answer explains the effect of the author’s use of simile?
 
1.It suggests that the end of the war brings better weather.
2.It suggests that the end of the war is a good reason to celebrate.
3.It suggests that the end of the war is a relief.
4.It suggests that the end of the war brings new life to the world.

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