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Give examples of direct allusion in LOTF

An example of a direct allusion in Lord of the Flies is when the boys list their favorite island stories such as Treasure Island, Swallows and Amazons, and Coral Island.

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What is apostrophe?

Example:

"O death, where thy sting?

O grave, where is thy victory? " 1Cor. 15:15.

"Science! True daughter of Old Time thou art!"

Edgar Allan Poe, To Science.

O great and mighty, Sun, please keep shining on us.

An apostrophe is a figure of speech used to address a thing,an abstraction or a person not present.

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What is Indirect Characterization?

When an author gives a look into a character by giving different information with which one must infer details of their personality.  This can be done through speech, thoughts, effect on other characters, actions and looks.  

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What is characterization?

Use of description, dialogue, dialect and action to create in the reader an emotional or intellectual reaction to a character or to make the character more vivid and realistic

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Give examples of Indirect allusions in LOTF

 

Lord of the Flies had many indirect allusions to the Bible and to biblical symbolism: the island was described similar to the Garden of Eden; references and descriptions about the Beast; speaking of blasphemies by Jack; identifying a snake-thing; and many others.

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What literacy device is used in this example from LOTF?

 'the sand, trembling beneath the heat haze'…,

…'yellow flame that poured upwards and shook a great beard of flame'…,

Personification

Sand cannot tremble. Flames cannot shake.

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What device is this example?

Simon's "conversation" with The Lord of the Flies. The pig's head is not literally talking, rather, it is given a voice to emphasize that the evil is not a single entity somewhere on the island, but is actually a monster inside each and every one of the boys. 

Golding gives the pig's head a voice and personality to give it the physical manifestation of pure evil.

Personification

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What  device in this example?

Example from the text: "But you can feel as if you're not hunting, but--being hunted, as if something's behind you all the time in the jungle."

Foreshadowing

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Give an example of foreshadowing in LOTF

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What device in this example?

"There was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil."- Quote about Jack

Direct characterization

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What device used in this example?

Simon is __________ to Jesus because of the similarities in their life events and personality. Both are kind and loving to the littluns, both are somewhat shunned by the "powerful", and both are killed while trying to spread the truth.

Allusion

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What device in these examples?

Conch-unity and order;

The Fire-Destruction;

Piggy's Specs-Destruction of Order;

Pig Hunts-Savagery;

The Beastie/Lord of the Flies-Evil in Humanity

Symbolism

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What is Direct Characterization?

When the author directly says traits of the character.  The author can either say personality traits or describe the physical appearance of a character.  It is only direct characterization if it is told specifically in narration

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What is a pun?

A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.

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What is foreshadowing?

Foreshadowing is when an author gives hints about events that will come later in the story. 

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What device in this example?

Example from the text: "The sun in the west was a drop of burning gold that slid nearer and nearer the sill of the world"

Metaphor

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What literary device is used in these LOTF examples?

… 'a thread of white smoke climbed up the sky'…, and …'the circle shivered with dread'.….

Personification

Smoke cannot climb, and circles cannot shiver, let alone feel emotions.

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What is allusion?

Allusion is when an author references, either indirectly or directly, another piece of literature or art. 

 

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What device in this example?

Example from the text: "a series of short sharp cries"

Alliteration

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What is alliteration?

Using the same sound in consecutive or close words. 

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What is simile?

a figurative comparison using like or as.

 

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What is metaphor?

The word itself comes from root words meaning 'to transfer', so this word means to apply something figurative to something literal in order to better illustrate what is happening. 

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What device in this example?

"We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages."

Oxymoron

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What is symbolism?

A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.

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What is personification?

Personification is when an author gives an inanimate object human traits or characteristics. 

to give human characteristics to something that is not human

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What device in this example?

“Pig’s head on a stick” (pg 143) Simon talks to the Lord of the Flies at one point, who is actually nothing more than a dead pilot and a pig’s head.

 Apostrophe 

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What is oxymoron?

Two contradictory words used in a phrase

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What device is this example from LOTF?

Example from the text: "The coral was scribbled in the sea as though a giant had bent down to reproduce the shape of the island in a flowing chalk line but tired before he had finished"

Simile