Apostrophe - "They are more to me than life,...

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Apostrophe ". . . dark, musty platoon huts, with the iron bedsteads, the chequered bedding, the lockers and the  stools! Even you can become the object of desire." "Ah! Mother, Mother! You still think I am a child — why can I not put my head in your lap and weep?" Allusion "The gun emplacements are camouflaged with bushes against aerial observation, and look like a  kind of military Feast of the Tabernacles." "The guns and the wagons float past the dim background of the moonlit landscape, the riders in their  steel helmets resemble knights of a forgotten time; it is strangely beautiful and arresting." Hyperbole
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Unformatted text preview: "They are more to me than life, these voices, they are more than motherliness and more than fear; they are the strongest, most comforting things there is anywhere: they are the voices of my comrades." "In the evening we are hauled on to the chopping-block." Rhetorical question "Why have I always to be strong and self-controlled?" "If one wants to appraise it, it is at once heroic and banal but who wants to do that?" break Aphorism "No soldier outlives a thousand chances." ". . . terror can be endured so long as a man simply ducks but it kills, if a man thinks about it."...
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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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