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Authors use literary devices such as foreshadowing, symbolism, similes, metaphors, personification, and allusions to enhance their stories. Choose two literary devices used in Sense and Sensibility. Give an example of each and explain how it contributes to the novel's setting or the plot.

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Austen does not really use any of those devices like similes and metaphors but is rather quite direct. She uses however rhetoric devices, sarcasm, satire, caricatures and irony in her novel. Check her descriptions for characters she does not approve of such as Fanny and John Dashwood, Lady Middleton and Lucy Steele. She has a subtle yet scathing tone that displays her wit.  If you looking for a writer who uses those literary devices, Shakespeare provides abundant examples

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