Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, & Alliteration
Metaphor! A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which is isn't really applicable.
Personification! Is the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
The most Dangerous Game."He struggled up to the surface and tried to cry out, but the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him in the face."
Using a Simile
This part to me signals her obsession with this person. She feels they could have had something real. If the other person ever realizes that, she wants them to know that she didn’t walk away or quit. We are left with a hint of when this person figures it out, she may welcome them back.