tropes and schemes - english

tropes and schemes - english - Tropes 1. stood a doubtful...

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Tropes 1. “…stood a doubtful freedom – half frozon – beckoning us to come and share its hospitality.” (Pg. 108) This is a true example of a trope; an arful diction that is specifically a personification; it gives “freedom” a human characteristic by saying that freedom is “beckoning.” 2. “…where he is every moment subjected to the terrible liability of being seized upon by his fellowmen, as the hideous crocodile seizes upon its prey…” (Pg. 136) This simile compares fellowmen to crocodiles, and a fugitive slave to the crocodiles’ prey. Schemes 1. “Death soon ended what little we could have while she lived, and with it her hardships and suffering.” (Pg. 3) The syntax of this sentence is beautiful, and it allows the reader to enjoy a different view of the same sentence. For example, the original, predictable sentence may have been “What little we could have while she lived was ended by her death…”, but instead, the author chooses to start the
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2010 for the course ENG 200901 taught by Professor Hodgkins during the Spring '09 term at UNC Greensboro.

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