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    #1

    lure her back into

    I was reading a book and I saw this sentence :


    The book she had been reading was under her pillow, pressing its cover against her ear as if to lure her back into
    its printed pages.

    i thought too muCh but i can't figure out this part " as if to lure her back into its printed pages" means ?


    Please help me

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    Re: lure her back into

    A lure is something you use in fishing which helps attract the attention of the fish. The fish tries to swallow the lure, and is caught on the hook. You can also use it as a verb, meaning 'to attract' somebody or something.

    So, it's saying that the book is trying to entice her to come back and read it some more.

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    Re: lure her back into

    Of course a book cannot lure a person. That was used as a figure of speech as if the book was alive.
    I am not a teacher.

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