Student or Learner
I've read a sentence in a Greek mythology book. It's about Poseidon.
The sentence, "whenever he was angry the waves would rise mountain high". Is this sentence correct? Somehow I just feel something wrong.
1. Is "high" adv which is for "rise"?
2. Shouldn't it be "the waves would rise as mountain high" or "the waves would rise as high as mountain stands" ?
"Mountain high" is acting as an adverbial modifying "rise".