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What literary device does the author use to describe Johnny's mugging?

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liza23628 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 15, 2007 at 9:36 AM via web

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What literary device does the author use to describe Johnny's mugging?

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 15, 2007 at 12:34 PM (Answer #1)

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Hinton uses the device of flashback, which is when the narrator leaves the present time to tell about something that happened in the story's past.  During the description itself, Hinton uses imagery to describe the state the boys found Johnny in and the way the boys felt when they found him.

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wlgus95 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 9, 2008 at 1:49 PM (Answer #2)

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The author had used flashback, backstory, and foreshadow. the author had flashbacked about the story of what had happen to Johnny, used backstory which added more detailes in the story, and foreshadowed that if anything like that happened again, he would kill that person. thoses three are the literary devices the author used to describe Johnny's mugging. You dig? :)

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dadude247 | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 18, 2013 at 1:30 AM (Answer #3)

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I'm reading this book in my reading/writing class and it actually does use flashback for refering to Johnny's beating with the Socs. It's actually a pretty good book. :)

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