Ap English 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 the water was clear and swiftly moving and blue in the channels.” Hemingway uses 1st point of view to show the readers through the eyes of the narrator to describe on whats going on in the town, “Troops went by the house and down the road and the dust they raised powdered the leaves of the trees. The trunks of the trees too were dusty and the leaves fell early that year and we saw troops marching along the road and the dust rising and leaves, stirred by the breeze falling and the soldiers marching and the afterward the road bare and white except for the leaves.” Foreshadowing was used to show war is coming however doesn’t know when or where its going to hit, “In the dark it was like summer lighting, but the nights were cool and there was not the feeling of a storm coming.” Imagery is used to describe what the soldiers looked like and what were they carrying, “...the troops were muddy and wet in their capes; their rifles were wet and under and under their capes the two leather

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