Figurative Language In Night Elie Wiesel

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Question 1: Night is a text with a significant amount of figurative language. Select 3 examples from the text to analyze. In analyzing each example, be sure to explain how the specific example impacts the text. (How does it affect the reader?, how does it affect the reading experience?, why did Wiesel make that specific choice?) Please use a different type of figurative language for each example.

In a poem written by Elie Wiesel he says “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” (Wiesel 34 ) This is a personification cause moments can’t really kill someone’s soul or god. This piece of figurative language has a big impact on the text because it is pretty much saying that the moments that happened in the camp made him lose that connection with his god, soul and made him feel like his dreams were never going to happen cause he was just sitting in that camp doing labor for several months. This affects the reader cause this shows more of how the camp really
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Elie’s says at the end of his speech “And together we walk towards the new millennium, carried by profound fear and extraordinary hope.” ( Wiesel - Perils of Indifference) I think that he means that we all have to move towards what we want and nobody can go and say that they are not in it cause he means we all have to move to make a difference. Also about change , making change and pushing all these jews who never did anything wrong out of these camps. These ideas were not represented in the book which was mainly a story that was different from his original version that was written in Yiddish, so maybe in the original version it had parts about everyone moving forward but it really did not talk about that message. For that reason it makes it different from the
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