ailing planet - Which figure of speech?
- MsBittnerLv 72 months ago
"Ailing" is a present participle, "planet" a noun.
Together they form a phrase that's personification, likening something that isn't human to people.
- BarryLv 62 months ago
It's a metaphor. Since a planet cannot be ailing (unwell) in the true sense of the word.
- SandyLv 72 months ago
ailing is an adjective, describing the noun, planet.