What Is Literary Devices In The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

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Nothing in the world is perfect. In The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, LeGuin Ursula shows how Omelas is a utopia, but their flaw is in the basement. LeGuin’s persuades throughout the story of Omelas that wherever there is light there is darkness. Within The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, LeGuin uses multiple points of views and would sometimes ask the reader questions midway through the story. Through the word choices and diction used, LeGuin makes the sentence powerful. From the use of multiple strategies in the text, such as transitions, formal/informal language, and word choice, LeGuin makes this story open for readers to let them think about what it means to be happy.
LeGuin says “Joyous! How is one to tell about joy? How to describe the citizens of Omelas?”, this is an uncommon way to phrase the sentence. By having an uncommon sentence structure, the reader is now thinking that they are a part of the story. It is stated “All
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A few of the words she used were “frightened,” “disgusted,” “festered,” and “copulations.” All of the words used to express towards the child had a negative connotation. Comparatively, in the introduction of The Ones Who Walk Away for Omelas, there were words used such as “merry,” “bright,” ‘cheer,” “happiness,” and “decorous.” Accordingly, the words used at the beginning of the story had positive connotations, creating the thought of a town similar to a fairy tale to the reader. Through the connotation of these words, it shows how LeGuin views the treatment of the child as something dark and sinister, almost evil. LeGuin had shifted the imagery unexpectedly from a pleasant, happy town into a dark and horrible town. At the beginning of the story, it starts that the people of Omelas “celebrate is that of life,” into depending on “this child’s abominable
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