Leaves rustled like whispers in the air.

Meaning: The leaves made a soft, crackling sound as they moved in the wind, like people whispering.

Choice of Words: Leaves are the flat, green parts of a tree. Rustled means to make a soft, crackling sound. Like is used to compare two things. Whispers are very soft, quiet sounds. Air is the invisible gas that surrounds the Earth. This sentence compares the sound of the leaves moving in the wind to the sound of whispers.

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