I Hello! I need help! I can’t tell which one the following paragraph should be:
He heard a crashing, peeredout, and saw great shadowy figures converging on the cave. He knew that the other Cyclopes of the island must have heard the noise and had come to see. He heard the giant bellow.
The others called to him: “Who has done it? Who has blinded you?”
“Nobody. Nobody did it. Nobody blinded me.”
“Ah, you done it yourself. What a tragic accident.”
And they went back to their own caves.
This is from a book about the Greek hero Ulysses. Ulysses was trapped in a cave with his men where a cyclopes prepare to eat them when it/he noticed them. Ulysses was told it/him he was nobody when the cyclopes asked his name. (And now it proved to be helpful)
Is this a metaphor, simile, pun, or oxymoron? (or something else) I can’t decide. I think it is oxymoron when I see nobody is metaphor and metaphor at the same time. I think it is a metaphor, what do you think? Help please! This is not hw, but I would like to know. I know this is a math site but please... I can’t think of anywhere else to ask this. I would also like to know why you think that it is that.