similies and metaphors
in the book little women, what do the following simlies mean:
dark as egypt
prim as a dish
I really need to figure out what these mean in the next 5 minutes!
even if you only know one, that would still be very helpful!
Last edited by eliahm; 03-17-2009 at 09:12 PM.
Asa Nisi Masa
I have not read the novel, but I would only assume that "Dark as Egypt" refers to either Egypt as a land of darkness and mystery (a typical view of the East from a Western standpoint), or simply as a reference to the tan, sun-bathed skin color of Egyptians.
"Dark as egypt" probably refers to the the biblical story of the unnatural darkness covering Egypt before the exodus of Israel