Imagery In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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Truman Capote in a passage of "in cold blood" describes the town of Holcomb, Kansas. Capotes overall view of the mediocre town is evedent within the first few paragraphs and extends throughout the paper. The town is unfortunatly small and is looked apone in an almost patronising way. The tone, word choice, sentence structure and imagery are all retoricol divces that Capote adopt to convay his point to his reader. The tone of patronization showes up when He reffers to the little town being "a lonesome area", as if the town was so small that it was like you where by yourself. Capote states that it is "Far more western then the middle west", like its worse then what most think of as the worst, and that it is "out there" as it would be a hassle to get there. He does recognise that the state of …show more content…

He also tells mini side stores that show he same point. anaphora is seen when looking at the sentence "after the rain, when snowfall thaws, anything wet" which is illistrating that the town being"unpaved" is a problem. Imagery is every where in this passage and can be seen in every couner. the town can be "seen from great distances" and is in the middle of an "amazingly extensive" land. he later states that the town is an " amieless congegation of buildings" like it was put there at random. all of this show to be patronising and kind of rude to the people of holcomb, Kansas. Diction is huge part of this paper. Capotes veiw on the town is shown fully through his word choice. the rodes a discribed as having the "direst roads" and having "ramshackle" buildings. the buildings in holcomb have signs discribes as "irrelevent". the post office is seen a "falling apart" and the depot as "melancholy". he discribes the post master a a "gaunt woman". Capote sees the school as the most established place in the town, saying that itis a "good looking

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