The Pearl

what metaphor is used to describe Kino's hope and excitement as he searches for pearls?

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It's difficult to know exactly which metaphor that you mean. Kino thinks he hears the song of "The Pearl that Might Be" in his head which is a metaphor for chance. It is a chance that God or the Gods might favour him that day. Pg. 16 (my copy)