Which type of figurative language is used in this description of an eagle: “he clasps the crag with crooked hands”? a. metaphor b. onomatopoeia c. personification d. simile
The answer is indeed option C) personification.
The sentence "He clasps the crag with crooked hands" employs a figure of speech called personification. Personification is when an author gives a non-human thing - an object, an idea, an animal - attributes or features of a human. In this case, the pronoun "he" is being used to refer to an animal even though the correct pronoun would be "it". Also, the author chooses to use the word "hands" - a human body part - to refer to the eagle's "claws".