I have been asked this question and I am finding it difficult to pinpoint an answer. I presume it must be c) or e) but I cannot decide. An explanation of the correct choice would be very helpful.
"She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water...." The rhetorical purpose of this description is to compare Miss Emily with
a) a large aquatic creature.
b) a dead body submerged in formaldehyde.
c) an obese corpse.
d) a decomposing fish.
e) a drowning victim.