The Pearl

How is the town described? What type of figurative language is this: a simile or a metaphor? How do the people react to Kino's mood?

Chapter 3 in The Pearl

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The townspeople are described as planning how to benefit from Kino's discovery, a simile is a type of figurative language that uses the words “like” or “as” to compare objects or ideas suggesting they are alike; a metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison. Kino's joy is evident in his celebratory welcoming of everyone, but people do overstay their welcome, and Kino becomes nervous and protective of the pearl.