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English: Literature Reader


What do you think the 'terrible fish' in the last line symbolizes? What is the poetic device used here?



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The 'terrible fish' in the last line symbolizes the truth shown by the mirror. The old woman had been looking her face in the mirror since she was young and attractive. Now she is old and no one wants to look at it. It is the bitter truth. The poetic device used here is simile.
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