Which one of the following is mentioned in the passage as an example of the use of metaphor in corridos?

on August 13, 2020


Hi, Could you please walk me through this question. Really was confused between which to choose . Thanks in advance

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Shunhe on August 19, 2020

Hi @ankita96,

Thanks for the question! So we’re being asked here for an example of the use of metaphor in corridos that is brought up in the passage. Well, remember, metaphors are brought up in the second paragraph, so that’s a pretty good place to start our search. In case you don’t remember from high school English, metaphors are when we apply a word or phrase to something else that’s different to suggest some kind of similarity. Like “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” or something like that. Now take a look at line 32, where we’re told that in a corrido that describes fights, Cortez uses a metaphor: “I have weathered thunderstorms; / This little mist doesn’t bother me.”

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.

on October 26, 2020

Why not E?

Mazen on February 13, 2022

Because "stampedes" are the literal effect of thunderstorms, and are not meant as a figure of speech. Clearly, on the other hand, storms are not mists, but to the all mighty seasoned fighter Gregorio Cortez they are.