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Literary Devices in The Great Gatsby

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					Literary Devices in The Great Gatsby

I. Character from Quotes
Tell what is revealed about each character from the quotes.


Tom:
“one of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that
everything afterwards savors of anti-climax.” (6)
“his manner with money was a matter of reproach” (6)
“Two shining, arrogant eyes-“(7)
“There was a touch of paternal contempt in [his voice],-“ (7)



Daisy:
“she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face, as if she had asserted he
membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged.”(17)
“’We’ve got to beat them down’ whispered Daisy, winking ferociously toward the
fervent sun.” (13)
“The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain.” (85)

II. What are literary devices?
Define each device, find an example then explain the effect of using the device.

Irony
Metaphor
Simile
Hyperbole
Imagery
Personification



III. The Use and Effect of Literary Devices:
Find examples of devices that achieve the following effects:

       Narrative (Nick’s) tone

       Reflection of extravagance of the era

       Comment on the self-absorption of the characters

       Corruption of the American Dream

				
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