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What is an example of literary device used in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

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The most important literary device in the novel is the use of a fictional encyclopedia, which explains some of the important events and themes. The Hitchhiker's Guide , in the book, is a real traveler's guide, containing often-inaccurate but usually insightful information about everything in the galaxy. This is intended to replace a larger resource, and provide fast advice for dealing with unexpected...

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