A & P By John Updike Literary Devices

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The short story A&P was written by John Updike and later shown as a short story. In this story, the author uses several different literary devices to help you get a better understanding of what you are reading. In this story, Updike uses literary elements and symbols to give us a picture of how Sammy acted disrespectfully and immaturely, which ultimately ended in a mistake on Sammy’s side. One of the clear literary elements Updike uses in the story is imagery. Specifically, he uses very detailed imagery. He paints a portrait of each girl's physical appearance, how they were dressed, and their behavior. Updike uses this imagery to give the reader what everything looks like from Sammy’s point of view. For example, when the girls first entered

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