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What are examples of literary techniques used in The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan?

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As with most novels, there are a lot of literary techniques at work in this story. I'll start you off by discussing just a few of the author's main strategies.

First, the author, Amy Tan, employs symbolism to get her point across. In The Joy Luck Club, the book The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates  discusses all the dangerous things that can happen to children. One could say this book symbolizes a mother's love and her desire to protect her children. It could also symbolize the ways in which mothers constantly worry about their children. Another symbol is the Joy Luck Club itself, which is a weekly meeting...

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