Literary Uses, And Similes In The Adventure Of Huckleberry Finn

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History is a Mystery In the book, “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” there is numerous uses of literary devices. In this book, it also has history, and you have to know about life back then to understand the book. The literary devices are dialect, metaphors, and similes. A source found a little bit of newer information, but still the same criteria as the others. Something new that was mention in this source was the relationship amongst two of Twain’s work which were The adventure of Tom Sawyer and my book The adventure of Huckleberry Finn. A similarity was how in both books they emphasis violence. Most of the violence in both of these books deal with racism, harassment, and abuse. Another key point stressed in was the use of irony. Irony …show more content…
Some literary work that I found to be very useful is the use of irony, similes, metaphors, and the use of dialect. For example, Twain uses much of his irony in The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, when he’s mentioning the main character Huck. “When we was ready to shove off we was a quarter of a mile below the island, and it was pretty broad day; so I made Jim lay down in the canoe and cover up with a quilt, because if he set up people could tell he was a nigger a good ways off" Pg. 58 Twain’s use of similes were displayed unlimitly, especially when he trying to get his point out. For instance, “caved in, like a lid” is comparing the cave to a lid. The next literary device was metaphors, but one of the most common was “Land!” The land, in Huck Finn, largely represents the slavery of American civil society. To Jim, the land means captivity in slavery. To Huck, the land comes to symbolize bondage of thought and behavior emitted by the religious-minded Miss Watson and the Widow Douglas. In conclusion, the last major literary device is dialect. Dialect is emphasized in a lot of Twain’s work because it’s how they talked in most pieces. For example, “Pike County”in chapter one, gives us a pretty good explanation that whoever’s saying this is from the …show more content…
The source tells background history and quotes the story of Jim, and exclaims that this had to have occurred before the civil war and before slaves were freed in 1845. For example " Even though he does not know that Jim has been freed, he lets Tom turn the escape into a game, and seems to feel little, if any, remorse for toying with Jim 's fate", this statement allowed the reader to think back before the abolishment of slaves. Next the source gave an point of view of character statement when it said ,"On the journey down the river, Huck learns that Jim has real feelings, recognizes his humanity, and vows not to play any more tricks on him." Finally the literary devices consist of mostly irony, metaphors. For instance "This passage ironically undercuts the way we think Huck has been relating to the two frauds; he does not, in fact, “feel right and kind towards” them. In fact, the connections among the foursome on the raft are extremely tenuous. Huck 's choice of metaphor compounds the irony: he compares the two men to his father, and decides to think of them as part of his “family,” throwing the whole notion of “family” into an ironic light.", this is an example of it explaining the use of literary

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