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"In his blue garden men and girls came and went like moths a

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Shaniya Lester

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Transcript of "In his blue garden men and girls came and went like moths a

"In his blue garden men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars."
Gatsby's Parties
Lamarana Diallo
Ava Martinez
John Harris
Shaniya Lester
Trevor Gamble
What syntactical device is Fitzgerald using in the second sentence? What is the effect?
Fitzgerald used imagery that appeals to the reader's sens of sight and sound because f his reference to the whisperings and sight of "champagne and stars".
What is the effect of the simile in the second sentence? Consider the connotations of the word "moths".
The simile shows how the guests were acting at the party.
Fitzgerald uses the word "moths" to show that alcohol draws the party guests, just like a light draws moths
How does Fitzgerald help you to imagine just exactly what the two motor boats look like, going through the Sound?
He describes the "Sound" as "drawing aqua plane over cataracts foam". This makes us imagine two motor boats that are large with big motors.
What is the effect of the simile the sentence beginning "On week-ends"?
"On week-ends his Rolls- Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city, between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains."

The effect of the simile is that it relates his Rolls-Royce to public transportation so that we can imagine a large number of people in the car and how Gatsby used it.
What is the effect of the polysyndeton in the last sentence in the first paragraph?
The amount of conjunctions used in the last sentence helps the reader understand just how much Gatsby had.
The "and's" lets us know that the bar is truly stocked and was like nothing he had ever seen before.
"And on Mondays eight servants including an extra gardener toiled all day with mops and scrubbing brushes and hammers and garden shears, repairing the ravages of the night before."
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