In a smithy
one sees a white-hot axehead or an adze
plunged and wrung in a cold tub, screeching steam-
the way they make soft iron hale and hard-:
just so that eyeball hissed around the spike.
Based on the epic simile, how should the poem's listener picture the Cyclops's eye?
A. like a smithy's shop full of interesting tools
B. like a soft, cold piece of iron
C. like a hissing piece of hot metal in cold water