Ethan Frome Essay

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Have you ever experienced the beautiful countryside but just feel isolated? According to dictionary.com literary device is defined as “a literary or linguistic technique that produces the specific effect, esp a figure of speech, narrative or plot mechanism.” In other words, a literary device is a technique used to make a piece of writing more vivid. Edith Jones Wharton was born in New York City on January 24, 1862, into merchants, banks and lawyers. Her most famous novels include The House of Mirth (1905), Ethan Frome (1911), the Pultizer prize winner The Age of Innocence (1920) and Hudson River Bracketed (1929). Wharton died at her villa near Paris in 1937 (Wharton’s authors note). Edith workings novel titled Ethan Frome has an engaging story line due to the literary devices of imagery, symbolism and atmosphere. To begin with, Edith Wharton’s (1911) novel titled Ethan Frome has an engaging story line due to the literary device of imagery. According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary imagery is defined as, “the use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions or ideas.” In other words, imagery is when the author uses words to create a picture while reading. The first example of imagery is, when they describe the farm houses, “beyond the archard lay a field or two, their boundaries lost under drifts; and above the fields, huddled against the white immensities of land and sky, one of those lonely New England farm-houses that make the Landscape lonelier”(Wharton 17). The second example of imagery is “The snow ha ceased, and the flash watery sunlight expose the house on the slow about us and all explained to ugliness” (17). The last example of Imagery is when the narrator describes the “L” shape part of the houses “I saw then that the unusually forlorn and stunted look of the house was partly due to the loss of what is known in New England

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