ailing planet - Which figure of speech?

3 Answers

  • 2 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.

  • Barry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It's a metaphor. Since a planet cannot be ailing (unwell) in the true sense of the word.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    ailing is an adjective, describing the noun, planet.

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