Where the Red Fern Grows

What are the major metaphors and similes in Where the Red Fern Grows?

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Metaphors: “The land was rich, black, and fertile. Papa said it would grow hair on a crosscut saw.” (p. 8)
“When the words finally came out they sounded like the squeaky old pulley on our well when Mama drew up a bucket of water.” (p. 36)

“My straw-colored hair was long and shaggy, and was brushed out like a corn tassle that had been hit by a wind.” (p. 29)

My heart started acting like a drunk grasshopper.” (p. 37)
It screamed its way into the cave and rang like a blacksmith’s anvil against the rock walls.” (p. 45)

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