Example Of An Allegory Slayer

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This passage is told in first person because it uses the pronoun ‘I’ and refers to the person telling this passage. This pronoun alongside emotive language words such as ‘grief’, which is used in line 59, makes the passage feel personal and stirs emotion in the reader. It also adds to the gloomy mood of the occasion being depicted. The passage uses figure of thought to refer to the cross. In line 67 the allegory ‘slayer’ according to the footnote refers to the cross in John 19 verses 41 and 42. This use of allegory may not be of significance to the contemporary reader who may not read the footnote to understand its meaning. There is repetition of sounds throughout the passage. An example of this is found from line 65 to line 70. Here the

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