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Literary Devices found in "The Story of an Hour"

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Kayanna Sanders

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Transcript of Literary Devices found in "The Story of an Hour"

"Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death"
The introduction of the short story foreshadows the ending of the short story that Mrs. Mallards heart condition affects the conclusion of the story.
Foreshadowing
Literary Devices found in "The Story of an Hour"
By: Kayanna Sanders

Situational Irony is used in "The Story of an Hour" through Mrs. Mallards reaction of her husband's death. When she first heard the news of her husband's death she grieved which is common in losing a loved one, but once Mrs. Mallard is alone in her room we as the readers know that she isn't so sad anymore she seems relieved.
"She saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome"
Mrs. Mallards is now happy at this point that her husband is dead and is looking forward to the years of having to just worry about herself and not her husband.
Irony
"When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath".
A little whispered word "escaped" is an example of personification because a word cannot escape. Only people (Criminals, animals etc..)
Personification
"She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life".
The "new spring life" represents the new, thrilling life that awaits Mrs. Mallard.. so she thinks.
Symbol
"The Story of an Hour" is about A lady with an heart condition. She gets news that her husband has just passed away in a railroad disaster and is sadden by the news of her husbands death.
Theme
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She said it over and over under
her breath: “free, free, free!”"
Chopin uses repetition to bring out important points. She uses the word "free" to emphasize that overwhelming feeling of how free she felt at that very moment.
Repetition
"She sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair, quite motionless, except when a sob came up into her throat and shook her, as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dreams".
Chopin's is comparing her cry to a child that has cried and cried there self's to sleep, but is still hurt in the process and they continue to cry while sleep.
Simile
"When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone"
Chopin uses metaphor on the word on "grief" because the news of her husbands death hit her all at once and then it finally died down. She came to realization and wanted to be alone.
Metaphor
Situational Irony is used in "The Story of an Hour" through Mrs. Mallards reaction of her husband's death. When she first heard the news of her husband's death she grieved which is common in losing a loved one, but once Mrs. Mallard is alone in her room we as the readers know that she isn't so sad anymore she seems relieved. "She saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome" Mrs. Mallards is now happy at this point that her husband is dead and is looking forward to the years of having to just worry about herself and not her husband.
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Works Cited
http://cummingsstudyguides.net/Guides3/Chopin.html
http://fiegoes.blogspot.com/2011/03/kate-chopins-story-of-hour-analysis-of.html
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