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Lord of the Flies-Chapter 11

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Cory Seale

on 4 May 2015

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Transcript of Lord of the Flies-Chapter 11

Analysis of the diction and literary devices in Chapter 11
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"Ralph continued to blow until his ears were singing with effort" -page 169

"The sea breathed again in a long, slow sigh..." -page 181
Golding uses many different descriptions to demostrate the differences between the savages and the sensible
Personfication Examples
Savages versus the "Sensible people"
Alliteration Examples
"smudge of smoke" -page 174
"Piggy peered anxiously into the luminous veil that hung between him and the world" - page 174

"...the painted group felt the power in their own hands" -page 179
Sensible people
"painted faces"
("liberation into savagery")
"Savages appeared, painted
out of recognition"
"imitation war cry"
Reptition of the verb
Referred to as savages
and sometimes Indians
"washed and hair brushed"
Their refusal to
be painted
"You're a beast and a
swine and a bloody, bloody
Piggy's comparisions
between the two opposites
"Eric looked down at him through a mask of dried blood"
-page 169

"The forests re-echoed; and the birds lifted, crying out of
the treetops, as on that first morning ages ago"-page 170

"The conch laid at Ralph's feet, fragile and white" -page 171

"There was silence, except for the multitudinous murmur of the bees" -page 173

"He saw things partially, through the tremble of the heat haze over the flashing sands" -page 173
"A single drop of water that had escaped Piggy's fingers now flashed on the delicate curve like a star" -page 171
Imagery continued
"The beach was swept clean like a blade that
has been scoured" -page 173

"Piggy crouched, his back as shapeless as a sack" -page 175

"Piggy's arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig's after it has been killed"
-page 181

"The boys made a compact little group that moved over the beach, four plate-like shadows dancing and mingling beneath them" - page 173

"The denest tangle on the island, a mass of twisted stems, black and green and impenetrable, lay of their left and tall grass swayed before them" - page 174

"Savages appeared, painted out of recognition" -page 175

"...light, excited laughter that went echoing amoung the tall rocks"
-page 176

"Below him, Ralph was a shock of hair and Piggy a bag of fat" -page 180

"The conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist" -page 181
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