The Dead Literary Devices

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Everyone dies. Whether you sacrifice for someone or you live your life fully, you are going to pass one day. In the passage from the short story, “The Dead,” James Joyce describes Gabriel as a symbol of death with certain aspects of imagery, foreshadowing, symbolism, and diction. One way that she depicts him as a symbol of death is by stating what he was wearing. While waiting to hear the news about the death of Julia, he would be “dressed in black.” Those two instances correlate and portray the same aspect of death. Also, while Aunt Kate “would be sitting beside him,” she would be “crying and blowing her nose.” Another literary device that is shown in this poem is foreshadowing. Even though it isn't a surprising foreshadowing,

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