what are examples of literary devices used in 'the natural' by Bernard Malamud?

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Examples of literary devices used in the novel “The Natural” by American writer Bernard Malamud are:


For example, early on in the novel, Roy Hobbs has a bit of a misunderstanding with a waiter and it says that, “… (this is the buck breakfast) but the blushing ballplayer,…” The alliteration here is the use of the letter “b” to give a musical and rhythmic quality to the line. It is poetic this line because of this literary device.


One metaphor in ‘The Natural” is how Malamud describes Harriet when Roy tries to make an intimate move on her while they are traveling on a train, seated next to each other. He writes that, “Her high-pitched scream lifted her up and twirling...

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