Figure of Speech

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What figure of speech is this: ‘…..that had been striking terror into the hearts of all and sundry’
In the sentence: For the notorious dare-devil armed robber that had been striking terror into the hearts of all and sundry had eventually been apprehended by the police crack team.

English Tutor Answered question November 9, 2020
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It is a metaphor that he has been compared to the lightening that has been striking terror into the hearts.

English Tutor Answered question November 9, 2020