The Garden Party: And Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

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What literary techniques does the author use in "The Garden Party?"

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This story is an excellent example of the short story genre and shows how much an author can pack into a relatively small package. Mansfield uses a very wide array of literary techniques. Here are a few that you could consider in an examination of this story:

  • Imagery -- the descriptions of the flowers, the gardens, the preparations for the party, the clothing. All of these work together to create a scene of festive anticipation for a lovely party.
  • Imagery -- the descriptions of the walk down the street to the dead man's home and the actual interior of his house and his dead body laid out on the...

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