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What are examples of rhetorical terms, such as allusions, analogy, imagery, simile and metaphor in "The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley?

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There are lots of rhetorical devices to be found on the opening page of this story, including allusions, metaphors and similes.

There is an example of an allusion at the very beginning of the story. The narrator says, "The Wandering Jew? - certainly not." This is an allusion to a legend about a Jew who, as a punishment for mocking Jesus before the crucifixion, was made to wander the earth for all time. The point of the allusion is to emphasize the narrator's claim to immortality. The allusion also gives to the story, from the beginning, an ominous tone. We perhaps wonder whether the...

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