Which excerpt from "Good Country People" is the best example of figurative language?
O The reason for her keeping them so long was that they were... good country people
O Mr Freeman was a good farmer but that his wife was the nosiest woman ever to walk the earth
O She would make these statements, usually at the table, in a tone of gentle insistence as if no one held them but her
O Mrs Hopewell had no bad qualities of her own but she was able to use other people's in such a constructive way that she never felt the lack
The excerpt from "Good Country People" that forms the best example of figurative language is: Mr. Freeman was a good farmer but that his wife was the nosiest woman ever to walk the earth.
What is a Figurative Language?
A figurative language is a form of speech in which the literal meaning of a word is not used. The figurative language used in the sentence above is hyperbole.
Hyperbole is the use of words that are exaggerated. The statement about Mr. Freeman's wife above is hyperbole.
This conclusion is true because there is no concrete proof to support the fact that his wife is the noisiest woman to ever walk the earth.