Elie Wiesel Rhetorical Questions

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Question 1: The three examples of figurative language that I am going to analyze are, rhetorical questions, personification, and similes . Rhetorical question: “Here or elsewhere, what did it matter? Die today, or tomorrow, or later.” (Wiesel 98) This example of a Rhetorical question really adds to the text by almost forcing the reader to think to themselves, and actually try to answer the question that is being asked. It involves the reader and therefore can make the story more appealing to them. Rhetorical questions impact me as a reader by, engaging me into the text and also by making me think about what is being talked about in the book. Rhetorical questions impact the reading experience by bringing in new ideas and thoughts to the book, and makes you ask yourself the questions that being asked. I think that he added rhetorical questions to help the reader to think more about the book, and to help add an emphasis on what is being talked about in the book. Elie Wiesel is is trying to impact the reader and the reading experience by adding an emphasis on how what is happening doesn’t matter anymore, because they are going to end up dying anyways, whether that is in 20 years, or in 20 days; at the concentration camp or at their house. Personification: “But it was all in vain. Our terror could no longer be contained. Our nerves reached a breaking point. Our very skin was aching. It was as though madness had infected us all.” (Wiesel
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