13 ‘I’m stiff,’ she complained, ‘I’ve been lying on that sofa for as long as I can remember.’ Hyperbole. 14 “ or a picture of her, somewhere before.” Our narrator knows Mrs. Baker from somewhere…. It could pop up later in the book from where he knows her, Where does he know her from? 15 “I know you didn’t mean to but you DID do it” The author emphasized the DID it. This could be showing how Tom has hurt people before, almost like she's told him this before. Has Tom hurt people before? physically? 15 “from the West “ Adds to our setting and character. Narrator lives in the east now but is originally from the west. 16 “It’s up to us who are the dominant race “ The early 20th century was still very racist and white were seen as the superior race.
17 “the last sunshine fell with romantic affection” Personification. 17 ‘I love to see you at my table, Nick” Finally we know the narrator's name, Nick. Last name we have known for a little, Carraway. 17 “each light deserting her with lingering regret like children leaving a pleasant street at dusk.” Simile 23 ‘We heard that you were engaged.’ We now learn that Nick is engaged to a girl back home. We later find out these are just rumors. Who is this girl? Why has she not been mentioned?why did the rumors start?
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