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1984 - literary devices if any?

“Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no colour in anything, except the posters that were plastered everywhere. The black moustachioed face gazed down from every commanding corner. There was one on the house-front immediately opposite. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said, while the dark eyes looked deep into Winston's own. Down at street level another poster, torn at one corner, flapped fitfully in the wind, alternately covering and uncovering the single word INGSOC”.

what are the literary devices in this? can anyone help me!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 06:49
What devices are used in "The

What devices are used in "The women knew how the past would cry to them in the coming days." from Grapes of Wrath

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 05:44
KINDRED: THE STORM PARTS 6-13

are there any literary devices in The Storm part 6-13 of Kindred?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:57
what literary device

"i who have died am alive again today"... what literary device is that?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:19
an assonance repeating the

an assonance repeating the vowel sound 'a' in 'am alive again'

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:07
The purpose of using a

The purpose of using a metaphor is to take an identity or concept that we understand clearly (second subject) and use it to better understand the lesser-knownelement (the first subject).

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:20
Literary Device

Could use alliteration?
"Am alive again"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 06:12
Name of book

How do we call a book that has 2 related stories in it?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:50
What literary devices are in

What literary devices are in this:
"I really couldn't see what socs had to sweat about-good grades, good cars, good girls, madras and mustangs and corvairs- man, I thought, if I had worries like that I'd consider myself lucky.
I know better now"

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 11:08
it is an alliteration using

it is an alliteration using the consonant sound 'g' and simile is also used

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:13
what device is this

what device is used in this sentence
"when we were young and poor and wise"

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 03:20
Literary Device

Polysyndeton?
"Young and poor and wise"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 06:15
LITERATURE

ALLITERATION

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:59
Alliteration is when

Alliteration is when consecutive words begin with the same letter or sound.
EX:
the Big Blue Bear

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 07:25
what literary device is this ?

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:06
repitition and metaphor

repitition and metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:17
Literary Devices

What literary device is this?

There's nothing royal about slavery.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:14
what literary device is this?

I AM A RUNNER.
Thats what i do.
Thats who i am.
Running is all i know,or want, or care about.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 03:31
isn't that from Maze Runner?

isn't that from Maze Runner?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 21:47
anaphora in the word

anaphora in the word "that's"
or rhythm and rhyme

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 01:29
confusion

is repetition a literary device of is there a device that uses it?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:44
Yes it is a literary divice

I dnt really understand what you mean by these allegory

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:01
allegory.Yes it's a literary device.

It deals with the personification of abstract entities such as vices,virtues,morals etc Check the scenerio of the listeners and death in Walter de la Mare's "LISTENERS".

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 03:22
Yes, repetition can be used

Yes, repetition can be used as a literary device....it is considered one. Mainly to emphasize a certain point in the passage .

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:36
e.e cummings

A recurring theme in many of E.E. Cummings works are that he makes up words. (i.e. dancesong) Is there an official name of a literary device for making up words in the way that E.E Cummings does? Thank you!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/29/2013 - 01:13
Portmanteau

he uses that one.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 21:51
Godwin Vincent

A citation is when you state the source of your information in a book.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 20:02
what literary device is

'Let me go ........... Let me go and give to Caesar
What is Caesar's '

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:46
What devices are used to describe someone

I need to know what devices are used in books such as Jane Eyre and Beowulf that describe or show the identity of someone.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 07:34
You could evaluate if either

You could evaluate if either character is a "foil" for another

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 23:08
what rhetorical device is this ?

could you explain the meaning of concession and rebuttal?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 06:47
What literary device is this

Gobbled up by greed

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:28
metaphor?

metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 04:08
What literary device is--

The Holy Trinity: me, myself and I

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 05:40
difference between theme and subject matter

pls can u help me with the difference between the theme of a poem and the subject matterof a poem

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:39
the theme has to do with the

the theme has to do with the sub titles that can be derived from the poem while the subject matter talks about the main thing or what or who the poem is referring to

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:26
what literal device is use here

"Well here it is - my chance to be a man. A boy wouldn't go off to earn eleven dollars a month and wear a uniform. Only a man. So I'm going to be a man and do what a man can do.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 19:12
difference

what is the difference between PARADISE . HEAVEN & GARDEN OF EDE

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 14:46
What Literary Device is used here if any?

“His eyes wandered up and down other girls’ legs, so he didn’t know how to drive straight home anymore. He liked to tell big jokes to make other people feel little.”

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 00:02
how to right a essay that doesnot sound like itsa being

i always loose marks when i need to write an essay because it sounds like im being repetitive

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 21:59
pls what literary device is

i am a bird with voice of dreams

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/16/2013 - 02:22
metaphor

metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 00:06
Love is beauty,beauty

Love is beauty,beauty truth.
What is the literary term here?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/16/2013 - 02:22
personification

personification

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:31
Plz help

The phrase "We are the choices we make" is an example of....

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 07:42
This sentence contains an example of what literary technique?

She delighted the king with her voice, which was as melodious as the song of a nightingale.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 21:28
an eulogy or panagyrism

an eulogy or panagyrism

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:50
simile

simile

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:37
literature

it is a simile

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:03
simile

simile

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 06:12

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