Aside from foreshadowing, what literary devices does Roald Dahl use in "Lamb to the Slaughter?"

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In "Lamb to the Slaughter," Roald Dahl uses a number of literary devices. Here are a few examples:

  • Imagery: Dahl employs an auditory image to describe Patrick's return from work: Mary hears the car tyres on the stones, the car door closing, and his footsteps outside.

"...she heard the tires on the gravel outside, and the car door slamming, the footsteps passing the window, the key turning in the lock."

  • Mood: Dahl creates a dreamy and idyllic atmosphere in the first paragraph by referring to the drawn curtains and low lighting. The mood shifts and becomes...

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