How does Liam O’Flaherty use contrast and repetition in His First Flight, to effectively depict the fear and joy, experienced by the young seagull.
Answer as written by the student:
Liam O’Flaherty uses contrast and repetition in His First Flight to effectively depict the fear and joy experienced by the young seagull. He contrasts the young seagull’s cowardice with his siblings’ courage , his hunger with his mother’s indifference, and his terror with his triumph. He also repeats words and phrases such as “afraid”, “fear”, “terror”, “joy”, “screamed”, and “flapped his wings” to emphasize the seagull’s emotions and actions.
Step-by-step explanation of the answer:
To answer this question, we need to do the following steps:
- Contrast is a literary device that shows the difference between two or more things
- Repetition is a literary device that repeats the same word or phrase for emphasis or effect . For example, in the story, the author repeats words and phrases such as “afraid”, “fear”, “terror”, “joy”, “screamed”, and “flapped his wings” to emphasize the seagull’s emotions and actions.
- A clear and concise answer is one that answers the question directly, uses simple and precise language, and avoids unnecessary details or opinions.
- Evidence from the story is any information or quotation from the text that supports our answer. We should use evidence from the story to show how the author uses contrast and repetition to depict the seagull’s fear and joy. We should also cite the source of our evidence by using brackets or parentheses with numbers that refer to the web search results.