Just Lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez

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Please identify some literary terms in "Just Lather, That's All."

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In "Just Lather, That's All," the author uses a number of literary devices. Firstly, he uses a simile to describe the glide of the razor:

The skin would give way like silk, like rubber, like the strop.

A simile is also used when the Captain is talking about the heat of the day. He says, for example, that it is "hot as hell."

The author also uses onomatopoeia in the phrase, "Zip! Zip!" to describe how easy it would be for the razor to slit the Captain's throat. This creates an auditory image in the reader's mind, giving the reader a sense of what this action might sound like.

The author also uses the razor as a metaphor for the barber's dilemma. Just as the razor can be used for good or evil, the barber can either kill the...

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