World Lit paper Outline - Gabby Alcantara Working Thesis The author of Hitlers First Photograph Wislawa Szymborska used dramatic irony and

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Gabby AlcantaraWorking ThesisThe author of “Hitler’s First Photograph”, Wislawa Szymborska, used dramatic irony and defamiliarization to intrigue the reader and create an unsettling feeling within the reader. Szymborska uses colloquial language, allusions, rhetorical questions and listing to create the dramatic irony and defamiliarize the reader.Szymborska uses colloquial language to enhance the dramatic irony.“itty-bitty”Photographer is delighted to see baby Hitler, but weknow Hitler’s future, so we are uncomfortable.“honey bun”A nickname Hitler’s mother gave to baby Hitler, reminding us that even though Hitler was greatly loved, he still became a bad person.“tootsy-wootsies”Emphasizes baby Hitler’s “cute-ness” causing us tobe uncomfortable.In addition to colloquial language, allusions also reinforces the dramatic irony.Szymborska also alludes to different familiar places and figures throughout the poem.
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