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    Literary Techniques and the Horror of The Turn of the Screw One purpose of Henry James’ gothic novella The Turn of the Screw is to instill fear in the reader. There are several features of this work that make the story horror inducing; first, James’ deals with the idea of the corruption of innocence of children. In the story’s opening chapter, the observation is made that the corruption of a child in a ghost story “adds a particular touch” (James 115). Fear is also associated with the novella because it forges a personal connection with the reader by the use of the universal themes of death and the unknown. James uses several literary techniques in order to convey these facts including the narration, his ambiguous writing style and the…

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    texts ‘Perfume-the story of a murderer’ by Patrick Süskind and ‘the turning’ by Tim Winton, a diverse range of literary techniques are used to present similar ideas. Though the storylines differ both follow a single main character who is used to denote to the enormity and mysterious grandeur of life. So it is appropriate that the complex themes of human suffering, time and change and the transience of existence are used in both texts to encapsulate life. Winton presents these ideas in ‘The…

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    Steinbeck uses many literary techniques in the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’. An example of a commonly used technique is the use of foreshadowing where he uses different scenes to hint or create an idea of a character's involvement in the future of the story. One character that Steinbeck constantly foreshadows is Lennie Small who is a tall, childlike man with an intellectual disability. He creates different scenes to paint a picture of Lennie’s future and the troubles to come. Using these three…

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    criticizes the economy and culture of English and Irish in the eighteenth century. The purpose of the essay is to address the seriousness of the social concern and problems in Irish. The author Swift uses literary techniques, irony and satire, to maximize the seriousness in Irish. The literary techniques are also used as a method that clearly deliver the author’s perspective on the social issue of Irish. A Modest Proposal, written by Jonathan Swift, has the neoclassical literature style that the…

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    “A Rose for Emily” Literacy devices enable writers to convey their messages to the reader. When used properly they help the reader interpret and analyze their work. Literary devices can be divided in to two areas; literary elements and literacy techniques. Literary elements are used by writers to develop setting and structure. Literary techniques are words or phrases employed by writers to give readers greater understanding and appreciation of their work. In the short story “A Rose for…

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    A Good Man Is Hard to Find The twist along with turns connected with “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” depart the readers perplexed along with riveted, relaying that the upmost believed went in the outline from the story. The author leaves the readers looking forward to good prevailing over evil yet never lets them possess their meant ending as most stories do which is what provides this account its challenging draw. In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Flannery O’Connor works by using literary techniques…

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    The Catacombs “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story full of suspense, mystery, and irony. Edgar Allan Poe ensures that the reader is engaged as well as entertained while reading his stories by using various literary techniques such as hyperbole, suspense, mystery, and irony. The use of these literary techniques in Poe’s stories allows him to develop his plot without losing his audience’s attention. In this short story Montresor, who is the narrator, is carefully planning…

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    decisions people make under pressure. Characterization is a central technique used strategically by writers such as Shirley Jackson and Edgar Allen Poe to give readers a unique perspective. The use of setting and irony also play an important role in helping the audience understand a character. In the short story The Lottery, Jackson uses literary devices such as setting and irony to characterize the dark side of a seemingly innocent town. Irony is the contrast between the readers’ expectation…

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    the world faced the anxiety of the Cold War, uses various literary devices and themes to portray humanity’s innate tendency towards savagery and the idea that it isn’t human nature to create and obey rules and laws, rather they exist solely as the boundary that restrains modern societies from descending into chaos. Firstly, one of the most prominent themes in the novel is order and chaos. Golding uses a number of techniques to convey the constant battle between the two, serving as a reflection…

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    Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” argues that negative aspects of human behaviour can influence an individual’s perception and cloud the true meaning of a “good man” (O’Connor 94). Initially, the grandmother appears to be “lady” (O’Connor 92) with moral principles. However, a closer analysis of the story’s characterization and diction suggests the grandmother is not actually as she may appear. Displays of selfishness, moral superiority and racism contradict the behaviour of a…

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