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4 identify and explain the rhetorical device in line

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4. Identify and explain the rhetorical device in line 14, where the speaker says to her father, "I used to pray to recover you." If she hates him so much, why would she want him back? She uses irony. She had wanted him to be dead so badly but once that had become the actual reality, she wanted him back. She even went through the trouble of marrying a man that resembled him. 5. This poem contains several allusions to Hitler and Nazi Germany, as well as concentration camp imagery. What message do the allusions and imagery convey about Plath's attitude toward her father? She feels like she is a victim to her father. She earlier says that she does not understand the language and feels a victim to the words he has spoken in that language.she describes him as the perfect nazi. She even compares him to a black swastika that no light could pass through.
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6. Discuss the tone of lines 48–50 ("Every woman adores a Fascist, / The boot in the face, the brute / Brute heart of a brute like you"). In your discussion, tell whether the use of this tone is effective.
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