Anne's Emotions In Persuasion, By Jane Austen

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In this passage from Jane Austen’s novel, Persuasion, she highlights Anne’s distracted thoughts and emotions of distraught as she had overheard the conversation between Wentworth and Louisa. Through the literary devices of speech and point of view of the author, Austen illustrates Anne’s inner struggle of her past sentiments. When reading this passage, the first thing to notice is the author’s use of words to describe the emotions of Anne. Towards the beginning, Austen stated that Anne tried to keep herself “occupied” with quotes from well-liked poems about autumn. However, she claims that, “... it was not possible, that when within reach of Captain Wentworth’s conversation with either of the Musgroves…”. She isn’t able to completely isolate
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