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Literary Element Rev

Literary elements

"sweet smell of success" or "To make a man to meet the mortal" alliteration
"Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage."(Shakespeare) metaphor
Seriously joking oxymoron
Watter, water, everywhere And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere Nor any drop to drink." Repetition
"The flies buzzing and whizzing around their ears..." onomatapoeia
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse hyperbole
Salinas, California, during the 1930s for Of Mice and Men Setting
The Crucible uses the Salem Witch Trials in place of the hunt for Communists during the 1950s. Allegory
"You fellas don' know what your's doing'. You're helpin'to starve kids." Or "In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growng heavy, growing heavy for the vintage." Allusion
"Wriitng a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo." simile`
Candy's dog in Of Mice and Men is an example of this literary device. foreshadowing
"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out,out,brief candle!" soliloquy
The tree roots clutched the ground like gnarled fingers. personification
A firehouse burning down. imagery
"I must be cruel to be kind" paradox
When a guitarist messes up, he re-chords his mistake. pun
The American flag. symbolism
The American Dream in a couple of our novels. theme
Created by: macpavone



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