Literary Devices- Great Gatsby

Simile Example: For a moment the last sunshine fell with romantic affection on her glowing face; her voice compelled me forward breathlessly as I listened – then the glow faded, each light deserting her with lingering regret, like children leaving a pleasant street at dusk. (14
Irony Nobody wants to come to Gatsby’s funeral, eventhough everyone wanted to come to hisparties.
Metaphor “…he dispensed starlight to casual moths so that he could “come over” some afternoon to a stranger’s garden.
Imagery “The eyes of Dr T.J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic-their retnias are a year high. They look out of no face, but instead from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.”
Personification I must have stood for a few moments listening to the whip and snap of the curtains and the groan of a picture on the wall.
Hyperbole “When I came home to West Egg that night I was afraid for a moment that my house was on fire. Two o’clock in the morning and the whole corner of hte peninsula was blazing with light…Turning a corner I saw that it was Gatsby’s house, lit from tower to cellar.
Alliteration “his hand took hold of hers…”
Allusion “He’s the man who fixed the World’s Series back in 1919.”
Paradox “And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

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