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What are some literary devices in chapter 6 of Lord of the Flies?By the way, by...

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mikey777 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 29, 2011 at 5:57 AM via web

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What are some literary devices in chapter 6 of Lord of the Flies?

By the way, by literary devices I mean foreshadowing, pathetic fallacy, irony etc.

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harsh95 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 29, 2011 at 6:16 AM (Answer #2)

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well there is the mention of the beast, the fire etcc

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM (Answer #4)

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There are a number of excellent literary devices in this chapter, and you might want to start by looking at the description given as Sam and Eric see the beast for the first time as they sit next to the fire:

Far beneath them, the trees of the forest sight, then roared. The hair on their forheads fluttered and flames blew sideways from the fire. Fifteen yards away from them came the plopping noise of fabric blown open.

Note the way in which the forest is personified through the way it is said to "sigh" and "roar." Clearly we imagine the forest as some kind of threatening creature, and the onomatopoeia in the words "sigh" and "roared" also add to the terror that Sam and Eric are experiencing. In the next paragraph, the "flailing fire" is refered to, which is an example of alliteration that again helps add to the tone of terror as Sam and Eric become ever more terrified with what they see and hear.

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