Madison Sealy - EOC Narrative Practice #2 \"The Cremation of Sam McGee\" - Robert Service the author of \u201cThe Cremation of Sam McGee,\u201d

Madison Sealy - EOC Narrative Practice #2 "The Cremation of Sam McGee"

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Robert Service, the author of “The Cremation of Sam McGee,” develops the feeling of extreme cold throughout the poem by using similes, personification, and idioms. Using these literary devices, Service was about to create a poem that is extremely visual and gives the reader a good idea of how harsh the cold actually is. The narrator of the poem claims it was so cold that “If our eyes we’d close, then the lashes froze till sometimes we couldn’t see…” (Service). Although this is used in a literal context, it does show what kind of conditions people the narrator and Sam McGee went through on their journey. The cold also “got right hold till I’m chilled clean through to the bone” (Service). The author used a literary device called a hyperbole. It was a bit of an exaggeration, but it gave a clear example of what the cold can do to someone. I was from Tennessee where “harsh conditions” were thunderstorms. There we had cotton fields and sweet summer nights but not many hard winters. I’m not quite sure why I left the
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  • Fall '18
  • Penny Spivey
  • Literature, Literary genre, sam mcgee, Robert W. Service

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