She had a boyfriend with a wooden leg, but she had to break it off.
This is an example of a(n):
a. alliterationc. hyperbole
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a. is incorrect - alliteration means repeating the same sounds at the beginning of words
b. is correct - a pun is a play on words. Here, break it off has a double meaning that makes you think she may have needed to break his wooden leg, rather than break off the dating relationship
c. is incorrect - a hyperbole is an exaggeration used to make your pointd. is incorrect - personification gives something not human some human-like qualities ("The moon looks sad tonight," is an example. The moon cannot look sad, it is a big hunk of green cheese floating in space)
By the way, if you like that pun, try reading the short story, "Good Country People."