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Antithesis "A man dreams of a miracle and wakes up to loaves of bread." "It is as though formerly we were coins of different provinces; and now we are melted down, and all  bear the same stamp." Parallel construction "My feet begin to move forward in my boots, I go quicker, I run." "The wood vanishes, it is pounded, crushed, torn to pieces." "No longer do we lie helpless, waiting on the scaffold, we can destroy and kill, to save ourselves, to  save ourselves and to be revenged." Simile "Like a big, soft jelly-fish, [gas] floats into our shell-hole and lolls there obscenely." "He had collapsed like a rotten tree." Metaphor "When Kat stands in front of the hut and says: 'There'll be a bombardment,' that is merely his own  opinion; but if he says it here, then the sentence has the sharpness of a bayonet in the moonlight, it 
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Unformatted text preview: cuts clean through the thought, it thrusts nearer and speaks to this unknown thing that is awakened in us, a dark meaning ' There'll be a bombardment.'" "Immediately a second [searchlight] is beside him, a black insect is caught between them and tries to escape the airman." "I don't know whether it is morning or evening, I lie in the pale cradle of the twilight, and listen for soft words which will come, soft and near am I crying?" Liturgical prose "Our being, almost utterly carried away by the fury of the storm, streams back through our hands from thee, and we, thy redeemed ones, bury ourselves in thee, and through the long minutes in a mute agony of hope bite into thee with our lips!" "The evening benediction begins."...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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