What are the stylistic devices used in "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket?"

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The vast majority of works of literature use stylistic devices in their presentation of the story, so it is just a matter of re-reading this excellent tale of vertigo and identifying some, then thinking about the effect they create.

You might want to start off with the first simile in this story, which occurs just after the vital piece of paper has been blown out of the window and is resting on the ledge beneath the appartment window. As Tom looks at it, we are told that he can hear the sound of its movement, "like a leaf on the pavement." Notice how the sound of its movement helps to convey the way that it could fall off the ledge at any moment...

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