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nestle up to her #1 (permalink) Mon Aug 13, 2012 16:51 pm   nestle up to her
 

Hello!
In the sentence: 'Are you satisfied with your experiment, girls, or do you want another week of it? she asked, as Beth nestled up to her and the rest turned toward her with brightening faces, as flowers turn toward the sun.' ( May Alcott's Little women)-I would really like to know if 'nestled up to' is a metaphorical phrasal verb.
What other figures of speech can you identify in this paragraph apart from ' as flowers turn toward the sun' which is a simile?
Thank you for your time!
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nestle up to her #2 (permalink) Mon Aug 13, 2012 18:05 pm   nestle up to her
 

I think "nestled up to" is meant literally.
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