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    Like spears flung down haphazardly by some giant hand

    Other gondolas still slept, moored to twisted poles which lay askew in the canal, like spears flung down haphazardly by some giant hand.
    From the book When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom

    What is the similarity between the bold sentence and the one before it? I don't get the analogy.

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    Re: Like spears flung down haphazardly by some giant hand

    The mooring poles looked like giant spears which some giant had thrown into the canal. The reader is meant to picture the shafts of spears sticking up at random angles.
    I am not a teacher.

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