What is paper seeming boy metaphor or hyperbole

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'Paper seeming boy' is a metaphor for a malnourished boy who is as thin as paper. The poet has cleverly used two literary devices. It is also a hyperbole: an exaggeration to show how thin he is!


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The poet wants to convey the fact that due to malnutrition the boy looks as thin as a newspaper.
To show his poor living conditions the poet uses the line "paper seeming boy".
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A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action through direct comparison without using words 'like' or 'as'.
For example, "the curtain of night fell on us". Night cannot be a curtain, but the dark night sky is being compared to a curtain all around us.

Hyperbole is an exaggerated statement. 
For example, "I've told you a million times!". You cannot tell someone something a million times. It is exaggeration.

Coming back to the question, paper seeming boy is a hyperbole. The boy is so thin that he is compared to being as thin as a paper, but nobody can be as thin as paper. It is an exaggerated statement trying to tell us how thin the boy is.
Thus, paper seeming boy is a hyperbole.
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