What are the literary devices used in A View from the Bridge?

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Miller employs quite a few literary devices in this play. Dialect and symbolism both work together with the other devices mentioned in the answer above to make A View from the Bridge memorable and meaningful to the audience.

In this play, all the characters except for the narrator, Alfieri, speak in dialect, which is also known as colloquial language, or language specific to a certain part of the world or group of people. The play takes place in Brooklyn, so everyone except Alfieri speaks in the informal style of working class Brooklynites. Eddie, for example, uses shortened versions of words, like "lemme" and "goin'," and he uses "ain't" when conversing with Catherine and others. In contrast, Alfieri speaks in elevated language, describing Brooklyn as a place that lacks "elegance and glamour," a description that is validated by the speech of characters like Eddie.

Various symbols are also identifiable, and they are objects that appear to represent something...

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