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AP English III Mr. Fox 21 August 2017 “Hell” Rhetorical Analysis Annotation James Joyce, in this excerpt from the novelA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, used parallelism to emphasize and exaggerate how terrible of a place Hell is in order to grab the reader’s attention by creating a sense of rhythm. When the reader reads how Hell is a “straight and dark and foul- smelling prison, an abode of demons and lost souls, filled with fire and smoke” they quickly come to the conclusion that Hell is a terrible place. By using words such as “dark and foul-smelling”, Joyce made it so the reader would group the words together in order to emphasize, exaggerate, and add a sense of rhythm to the words. Creating rhythm by describing this smoky, fiery prison, emphasis is added to
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Unformatted text preview:exaggerate the sense of terror within the reader. Another time when parallelism is used is when the reader reads "[t]he horror of this straight dark prison is increased by its awful stench." When Joyce uses these words to describe the gloomy, awful smelling prison, he grouped the words together to add a sense of rhythm in the piece. By using parallelism Joyce also added emphasis to the words in order to exaggerate the dullness and foul smell of Hell. By using parallelism, the excerpt had a greatly more powerful meaning behind it. The grouping the words together like he did it added a great sense of rhythm and emphasis behind the words that greatly improved his writing.