In Joyce's "Araby," describe some literary elements that are present. Please provide examples.      

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In James Joyce's short story, "Araby," there are almost countless numbers of literary devices/elements used.

The first device is found at the beginning. Joyce employs personification, which is when inanimate objects are given the characteristics of a human being. This device is found in the following excerpt:

The other houses of the street, conscious of decent lives within them, gazed at one another with brown imperturbable faces.

Two details personify the "other houses:" the narrator notes that they are "conscious" of the occupants within, and he notes that the houses "gaze," and houses can do none of these things. The same quote furnishes a metaphor in indicating that the house fronts are "imperturbable faces." A metaphor compares two dissimilar things that share similar characteristics. The word "like" (which would make this a simile) is inferred, and the metaphor infers that the house front is like a face that is calm or unchanging.

The following excerpt provides examples of imagery, using

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