How figure of speech in question2 is metaphor please explain in detail why not personification.

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A metaphor is a figure of speech where a word or a phase is applied to an object or an action to which it is not literally applicable. In the given phase 'Spectacles of Steel', a comparison is made between two unlike objects; Spectacles and Steel so it's a metaphor.

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it's not personification ...because personification means portraying an object or people in a form they are not associated with ...for example " merry children spilling out"..children do not spill..liquid the 'spilling' characteristic of liquid is associated with children...when in fact people cannot "spill". But in "spectacles of steel" spectacles arent being shown as exhibiting an uncommon quality...spaectacles can be of steel
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Ya kanishka have given the correct answer........
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