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Literary Devices in "Harrison Bergeron"
Transcript of Literary Devices in "Harrison Bergeron"
Ex. The blank essay paper
stared back at the student.
Ex. diamonds in the sky
A special kind of contrast between appearance and reality - usually one in which reality is the opposite of what it seems.
ex. water park
that burned down
"she must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous."
Pg. 41, lines 95-96
"he tried to do the best he could with what God gave him"
Pg. ?, line ?
"since the announcer, like all announcers, had a serious speech impediment"
Pg. 41, line 89
"Harrison tore the straps of his handicap harness like wet tissue paper, tore straps guaranteed to support five thousand pounds."
"There were tears on Hazel's cheeks, but she'd forgotten for the moment what they were about."
Pg. 38, lines 18-19
"She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor."
"all this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th amendments to the constitution."
Pg. 38 Line 4-5
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things using like or as
Ex. she leaped
like a gazelle
"A moment passed and then a ballerina arose, swaying like a willow"
"The bar snapped like celery"
"snatched two musicians from their chairs, waved them like batons"
"The photo of Harrison Bergeron on the screen jumped again as though dancing to the tune of an earthquake."
"They leaped like deer on the moon."
Pg. 44, line 181
"Harrison tore the straps of his handicap harness like wet tissue paper."
Pg. 43, line 148
"feel like something the cat drug in"
Pg. 40, line 30
"Sounded like somebody hitting a milk bottle with a ball peen hammer."
Pg. 40, line 36-37
"Harrison looked like a walking junkyard."
"His thoughts fled in panic, like bandits from a burglar alarm."
Pg. 38, lines 21-22
A figure of speech in which human qualities are given to an object, animal, or idea.
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are basically unlike but have something in common.
The attitude a writer takes toward a subject.
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
"Go on and rest the bag for a while."
"In the race
"his own home had danced to the same crashing tune."
"his thoughts fled
Pg. 38, line 21
"the tears stood on
the rim of his eyes"
"There was a shriek of a door being torn from its hinges."
"screams and barking cries of consternation..."
"The photo of Harrison on the screen jumped again as though dancing to the tune of an earthquake."
"she said in a
"I am the emperor"
"dancing to the tune of an earthquake..."
"The rest of Harrison's appearance was Halloween and hardware."
"Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody."
Pg. 41, line 101
In other words, the author's purpose.
"I'd hate it."
"unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General"
Pg. 38, Paragraph 1
"I am the Emperor"
"all this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th amendments to the Constitution."
Pg. 38, lines 4-5
Ex. Sally sells sea shells
"cries of consternation came from the television set"
"Harrison's appearance was Halloween and hardware"
"His handicap harness"
"bags of birdshot"