This document looks at the various literary devices/figurative language and author's technique used in the novel By the Great Horn Spoon!
The document goes chronologically covering many chapters in the novel
Sample of what is included:
1. Foreshadowing- Foreshadowing refers to the clues an author gives about what will happen in the novel. What remarks foreshadow an understanding of the Captain’s true personality, beyond his fierce manner?
2. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech in which two unlike objects are compared using the words ‘like’ or ‘as.’ For example: …Her (Lady Wilma’s) smokestack stained the frozen winter sky like ink. What is being compared and what is the effect of this comparison?
3. Personification- Personification is a device in which an author grants human qualities to non-human objects, animals, or ideas. For example: But with her (The Lady Wilma’s) machinery clanking, the ship went thrashing on, digging her stout bows into the equator.
What is being personified and what image of the object does this provide?
Other items covered: Metaphors, Characterization, Mood, Alliteration, Symbolism, Theme and MORE!
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