low throated rumble


Bahasa Indonesia
Hi, members!

"the low throated rumble of a northbound freight clanking as it trundles up the tracks"

(Full Circle by Michael Gillan Maxwell)

Please explain me the meaning of low throated rumble from this quotation.

Thanks in advance.
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Is this a literary piece?

    It it is a metaphoric use of language, giving the train a human or animal quality. It is making a noise (a rumble) and the noise is compared to the noise a living thing can make in its throat.

    Does that clear it up for you?
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