what literary elements are used in "Who's Passing for Who?" by Langston Hughes?

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Characterization is one element used in "Who's Passing for Who?" It is interesting to look at the way Hughes developed the white characters and the black characters.  The white couple who tricks him was never given a name; they were simply referred to as the white couple.  He feels that these are the antagonists in the story, that they are the 'negative' characters, because they are white and chasing around black people.  Therefore, he gives them no...

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