And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress’ eyebrow.
(a) Name the poetic device used in ‘sighing like furnace’.
(b) How does the lover spend his time?
© Which word in the extract means the same as 'very sad’?
(a) The poetic device used is simile.
(b) The lover spends his time by thinking about his beloved’s looks, writing poetry for his beloved and expressing his frustration in love by sighing.
© The word is ‘woeful’.