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What style of writing has been used by Saki (H. H. Munro) is his story "Dusk"? What is the kind of language and literary techniques used, etc. ?

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The short story "Dusk" by Saki opens with a man named Gortsby sitting on a park bench at dusk, contemplating the type of people around him in the park at that time of day. An elderly man next to him gets up to leave, and the young man who takes his place tells Gortsby that he left his hotel to buy a bar of soap but afterward was unable to find the hotel again. He expresses concern that he will have to spend the night outdoors unless he can find someone to lend him some money. Gortsby asks the young man to produce the bar of soap, and when the young man cannot, he walks off in a huff. Gortsby then finds a bar of soap on the ground under the bench, hurries after the young man, apologizes,...

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saki in mrs. packletides tiger uses the satirish tone to critise mrs. packletide on her jealacy with loona bimberton . hepotrays how she gets into a trouble of blackmailing by miss mebbin and how she paid so much to the village and then many things to mebbin . his each and every storyis really homorous

 

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