25 ! which three lines in this excerpt from phillis wheatley's poem "goliath of gath" contain examples of figurative language? the hosts on two opposing mountains stood, thick as the foliage of the waving wood; between them an extensive valley lay, o'er which the gleaming armour pour'd the day, when from the camp of the philistine foes, dreadful to view, a mighty warrior rose; in the dire deeds of bleeding battle skill'd,
thick as the foliage of the waving wood; the figurative language that is used here is referring to a battle. there are two mountains that are facing opposite of each other, and they have armies better stick like a forest.
Figurative language is a language that uses words that deviate from their literal meaning, authors often use it to represent something, give readers new insights and make the writing more colorful, interesting and memorable. All three lines contain examples of this type of language because none of them are written literally, but figuratively: Line 1 uses a simile to compare, line 2 uses personification and metaphor to describe the valley and the day, and line 3 uses imagery (a vivid language) to appeal to our sense of sight.