Stephanie Meyer uses a number of literary devices in her novel Breaking Dawn.
The following quote uses allusion:
What do I look like? The Wizard of Oz? You need a brain? You need a heart? Go ahead, take mine. Take everything I have.
An allusion makes a reference to a famous person, place, event, etc., that the author believes the reader will be familiar with, and is meant to give the reader a better understanding of the text by bringing that well-known person or thing to the reader's attention.
Most people are familiar with movie classic, The Wizard of Oz. In the story, Dorothy has been transported to a magical place. The only way she can return home is to visit a great wizard. She is joined by several characters along the way: a lion, a scarecrow and a man made of tin. All of them have a need with which they hope the Wizard will be able to help. For instance, the scarecrow wants a brain.
This quote means that if I have something you need, take it...whatever it is.
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