English 102 Poetry paper

English 102 Poetry paper - Aaron Bourey Prof. Goyette ENG...

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1 Aaron Bourey Prof. Goyette ENG 102 06C September 20, 2007 Symbolagerification Authors often use literary devices in writing to express their ideas through language that we, the readers can identify and analyze. “Goblin Market” by Christina Roffetti used a couple different literary devices to help us understand and interpret this poem. An example of a literary device that Roffetti uses in “Goblin Market” is symbolism. Along with that there are also instances where the author uses imagery and personification in the poem as well. Symbolism is defined as the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings. The fruit that the goblin are trying to sell to the girls is the symbol in the “Goblin Market.” Lizzie knows that the fruit are bad and she even says in lines 65 and 66, ”their offers should not charm us, their evil gifts would harm us.” Laura was a little more curious and wanted to see what the goblins had to offer. She sticks around and eats some of
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Cavanaugh during the Spring '08 term at Clinton Community College.

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