Great Gatsby Figurative Language Analysis

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Figurative Language in The Great Gatsby Figurative language is a very important part of any novel. It helps the reader understand the setting, mood, and personality of the story and characters. Different types of figurative language help the readers understand different aspects of the novel. Imagery helps readers see a picture of any part of the story and metaphors and similes help us recognize the similarities between characters and settings. Figurative language is a part of everyday life and reading and analyzing it in a novel helps the reader throughout their daily lives as well as through a novel. In The Great Gatsby, the use of figurative language is excessive. Metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole, irony and imagery are found…show more content…
When Nick says “the clear voices of little girls, already gathered like crickets on the grass, rose through the twilight,” we got an image of young girls playing in the street at dusk, singing and enjoying being young. This metaphor of the image is important because it shows how Nick misses the simplicity of youth and wishes he was young again. He doesn’t understand or like the drama and complexity of adult life and yearns for the ease of…show more content…
Gatsby needed someone to act as an intermediate between him and Daisy so that when they met again it wouldn’t be awkward. Gatsby had been dreaming about the moment he would meet Daisy again for years and when Nick moved in next door, Gatsby saw his chance. He figured out that Nick was close with Daisy and Tom and decided to befriend him for that reason. Gatsby’s displays of his wealth weren’t just to show people how rich he was, they were his hope of seeing Daisy and when Nick came into his life, Gatsby saw his one and only chance to recover his relationship with Daisy and possibly start a new life with
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