Diction And Imagery In Lost Hearts By M. R. James

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“Lost hearts” by M.R. James is a ghost story about an orphan named Stephen who go goes to live with his older cousin Mr.Abney.He offered him shelter but his intentions were not so good.He had already killed a little girl and a boy and was planning to kill him too by taking his heart out.Throughout the passage M.R. James uses diction and imagery to create tones that are appropriate for a ghost story. M.R. James uses words and images to create a mysterious tone at the beginning of the passage.For example it states “curious experiences”(2) which gives the idea that odd and strange events were happening.Then it goes and describes the house where the curious experiences were happening.It states “windy noisy day which filled

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