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What are some literary techniques that are used in Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte)?...
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At the beginning of almost every chapter in Bronte's Jane Eyre, a romantic description of the natural surroundings (i.e., mountains, sky, weather) creates a mood for the topic at hand. Nature is closely tied with the Romantic's presentation of a character's inner feelings. When and where certain experiences happen are quite thoughtfully planned out for the story of Jane. The setting, in doors, too, is also important to signify to the reader mood and intensity of a situation. For example, the most horrifying experience of her childhood happens in a blood-red, deathly, and mysterious room that scars her for life. On the other hand, Rochester's proposal happens on a sunny day in the garden. Sadly, after the proposal, nature warns Jane by turning dark and rainy; and, in fact, a statue in the garden where he proposed is struck by lightning right afterwards. Signs from the natural and supernatural are literary techniques that help to cause tension, present a sense of mystery, and foreshadow future events.
Posted by tinicraw on January 10, 2013 at 8:05 PM (Answer #1)
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