What dominant literary devices, such as imagery and flashbacks, does Sophocles use in Oedipus Rex?

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One dominant literary device in Oedipus Rex is the use of flashbacks. A flashback is a moment in the narration when the present is interrupted to refer to the past. Flashbacks can especially be used to fill in background information surrounding a character, and they can be delivered through a "character's memories, dreams, narration, or even authorial commentary" (Wheeler, "Literature Vocabulary"). We see flashbacks being used in several places with the intention of giving background information and developing characterization. We see the first instance of flashback used when the priest recounts how Oedipus rescued Thebes from a plague before and, therefore, can...

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