Fitzgerald's Use Of Literary Techniques In The Great Gatsby

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Continuously throughout this exquisite masterpiece of a novel, Fitzgerald prominently uses literary elements that assist in his unforgettable publishing. Throughout his writing many tones are taken note of, all of them changing rapidly and yet intertwining compatibly. Accordingly, Fitzgerald's text includes beautifully depressing aspects of drama combing with a sort of somber intelligence. Noticeably, even the blithe fragments of his writing always have an underlining sorrow to them. Imagery used paints a literary dream into the readers mind, from grand parties to the depression of the "Valley of Ashes", along with the highlights each of their dysfunctions. Simultaneously, Fitzgerald has a generous metaphorical and symbolic ambiance that introduces a playful literacy that dance at my fingertips urging me to turn to the next page. "Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever....Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one," in this quote, the green light from the beginning of the book represented Gatsby aspiring hopes to be once again with Daisy. As the valley of ashes is described as, "a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens, where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air," it represents all the grievous entities of the plot within this book, like Tom's affair with Myrtle, Myrtle being hit by Daisy driving Gatsby's car, and Gatsby's death.…show more content…
T. J. Eckleburg are depicted as a sort of higher power and force of judgement as George Wilson forces Myrtle to look in the eyes, repeating that, "God sees
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