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Melville, a true craftsman at creating word pictures to evoke a mood or create an impression, stocks  Benito Cereno  with a panorama of images and uses a full range of figures of speech, all of which  con-tribute to the bizarre, exotic sensations that inflame Captain Delano's imagination and describe  the rebelling crew that robs Don Benito of his rightful captaincy and hound him to his grave. To  differentiate between the mundane sea world of the  Bachelor's Delight  and the hellish milieu of the  San Dominick,  Melville emphasizes a wealth of detail, most of it visual or auditory, to set the stage  for the extraordinary revelation of Don Benito's incarceration and his daring escape. The following are examples of some of Melville's rich, meaningful rhetorical devices: Foreshadowing:  Flights of troubled gray fowl, kith and kin with flights of troubled  gray vapors among which they were mixed, skimmed low and fitfully over the waters, as  swallows over meadows before storms. Repetition:
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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Melvill1 - Melville,,stocks ,allofwhich ,'

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