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Literary Devices in The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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Tyler Hatch

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Literary Devices in Bibliography Personification Hyperbole http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+five+people+you+meet+in+heaven&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&client=firefox-a&sa=N&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1024&bih=629&tbm=isch&tbnid=hPpyJEqBOsmHlM:&imgrefurl=http://www.iaaf-treasures.com/index.php%3Fmanufacturers_id%3D791&docid=tRrU1E6DCk4kAM&imgurl=http://www.iaaf-treasures.com/images/albom_the-five-people-you-meet-in-heaven.jpg&w=492&h=718&ei=k4vPUJyZHeaziQKY0YCIAg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=407&sig=108086626401028686337&page=1&tbnh=142&tbnw=97&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0,i:116&tx=79&ty=53 Simile Metaphor Euphemism Irony When an inanimate object is given human-like characteristics. Examples from the book: An exaggeration. Examples from the book: A comparison of two objects using like or as. Examples from the book: A comparison between two objects without using like or as. Examples from the book: A different way things can be said to be less blunt. Examples from the book: "It tilted just a few feet below the upper platform, as if it had started downward then changed its mind. (pg. 15) "The children freeze." (pg. 37) "Every muscle he had was as tight as a piano wire." (pg. 56) "They drew in like cold hands to a fire." (pg. 3) "A sudden wind lifted Eddie, and he spun like a pocket watch on the end of a chain." (pg. 99) "He watched with the eyes of a man watching a train pull away." (pg. 109) "Passed away? Moved on? Met your maker?" (pg. 112) "his father had died- 'slipped away,' a nurse told him," (pg. 126) Dramatic irony- Knowing something will happen before the character does.
Situational irony- When something happens and the results are different then expected or wanted. Examples from the book: We know Eddie will die before he knows he will. (pgs. 1-18) http://www.mortgagecomputer.com/img/place/rocket_sm.jpg http://pilgrim.ceredigion.gov.uk/utilities/action/act_download.cfm?mediaid=5453 http://markw.us/images/piano.jpg "he cursed his father for dying and for trapping him in the very life he'd been trying to escape;" (pg. 128) "Holding anger is a poison." (pg. 141) "The whirring of a small biplane, dragging an ad from its tail." (pg. 14)
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