Summary Of Imagery In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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In Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood, Capote takes readers to the town of Holcomb, Kansas. As someone who has always lived in large cities, such as New Orleans, Louisiana or New York City, Truman Capote was a complete outsider to this town. His interest in traveling to this town came as a surprise to his publishers, it was so tremendously unusually for his character. Capote’s depiction of Holcomb, Kansas from an outsider's point of view, was that of a small country town in the middle of nowhere, which Capote has characterized using rhetorical devices such as imagery, diction, and Syntax. In “In Cold Blood” Capote uses Imagery as a wait to show readers what the town of Holcomb was like from his point of view. He talks about the “... hard blue skies and desert-clear air...”(Capote 3) when he was describing the village. If the skies are unclouded then one could infer that the people of this town are not in a city. City skies are not typically “desert-clear”. The skies in urban cities, most often, are cloudier than the skies of a country area due to the amount of buildings being smaller in the country, therefore this town is, at the very least, not near a large city, nor is it a large city itself. Capote also says that the town is a lonely area surrounded by high wheat plains (1) and also describes the town as “an aimless congregation of buildings divided in the center by the mainline of the Santa Fe railroad…”(Capote 1). Since the town of Holcomb is not near a bunch

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