Rhetorical Study

November 8, 2009 at 4:09 am (1)

Okay… so here are some rhetorical devices that I found while reading the novel. Claudia finally describes her father by using imagery and simile. Claudia states, “My daddy’s face is a study. Winter moves into it and presides there. His eyes become a cliff of snow threatening to avalanche; his eyebrows bend back like black limbs of leafless trees.His skin takes on the pale, cheerless yellow of winter sun; for a jaw he has the edges of a snowbound field dotted with stubble; his forehead is the frozen sweep of the Erie, hiding currents of gelid thoughts that  eddy in darkness” (Morrison 61). Basically, Claudia describes her father having a complex personality.

I will be adding a part 2 to the Rhetorical Study as they are completely different from this post. The Part 2 is a separate post.


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