A Farewell To Arms Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Nunez1 Renato Nunez Ms. Bayer AP English 11 September 10, 2012 In A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. Chapter one uses 10 rhetorical/ literary devices, such as 1st point of view, setting, tone, theme, symbolism, foreshadowing, repetition, external conflict (man vs society), motif, and imagery. The Motif of this chapter is that it talks about certain weapons that are used in war like artillery and certain ammunition that are only used by the military and soldiers marching to battle, this is important because it reveals the the theme of this chapter which is beginning of war and death. Setting is used on the beginning of the chapter to describe where he lives, “In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains. In the bed of the river there were pebbles and the boulders, dry and white in the sun, and…show more content…
Cartridges, bulged forward under the capes so that men , passing on the road, marched as though they were six months gone with child.” Repetition is used to repeat soldiers, motor tractors, and guns, the importance of repetition was to tell the reader that there is a war going on. External conflict (man vs society) is being used to show that the narrator is facing a world war as a ambulance driver which revealed the tone which would be revealed to show the grim reality of war. Symbolism is also used to symbolize rain as death, “At the start of the winter came the permanent rain and with the rain came the
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