The Ex-Basquetball Player Literary Analisis Essay example

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1 Pearl Avenue runs past the high-school lot, Personification: the author uses basketball verbs to describe the location of Flick’s working place. 2 Bends with the trolley tracks, and stops, cut off Alliteration: t has a sharp sound that helps emphasize the following words. 3 Before it has a chance to go two blocks, Metaphor: the setting of the garage portrays Flicks life( he never went any further from high-school. 4 At Colonel McComsky Plaza. Berth’s Garage Contrast between the plaza and the garage. What could have been but isn’t so. 5 Is on the corner facing west, and there, 6 Most days, you'll find Flick Webb, who helps Berth out. Characterization: he has no importance at his job, he helps the owner ( …show more content…
His hands were like wild birds. Simile: compares Flicks hands with birds

Onomatopoeia: verbs that sound similar to the actual sound the action word represents.

19 He never learned a trade, he just sells gas, He didn’t think of the future, he just focused on the present. 20 Checks oil, and changes flats. Once in a while, Alliteration: helps emphasize the monotony of his work, always the same. 21 As a gag, he dribbles an inner tube, Onomatopoeia 22 But most of us remember anyway. 23 His hands are fine and nervous on the lug wrench. Irony: being so good with the ball and his hands, its ironic he gets to handle the lug wrench. 24 It makes no difference to the lug wrench, though.

25 Off work, he hangs around Mae’s Luncheonette. Not a glamorous place for an ex-basketball star, just like the garage. 26 Grease-gray and kind of coiled, he plays pinball, Alliteration: the similar sounds at the beginning of the words help emphasize the monotony. 27 Smokes those thin cigars, nurses lemon phosphates. Onomatopoeia, Alliteration: enhances the image of Flick smoking. 28 Flick seldom says a word to Mae, just nods No connection with people, only certain objects. 29 Beyond her face toward bright applauding tiers 30 Of Necco Wafers, Nibs, and Juju Beads. Metaphor: even here, he relates basketball and his glorious past with daily situations.

Coloquial language: represents the main character, Flick

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