Katherine Brush's Use Of Imagery In Birthday Party

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In the short story "Birthday Party", the author's purpose is to demonstrate that intentions can lead to bad consequences especially if the intentions and actions of a person can change the plot of the story. The author, Katherine Brush, uses several literacy devices to provide support to the main idea of the story. One of the most common device used is imagery. Katherine uses imagery to help the reader have a picture of the scene of a couple having dinner. Imagery in this case is used to provide the setting and to show how bad the husband's actions affected the wife's intentions towards him. An example of this imagery is given as a description of the couple as "the man [has] a round, self-satisfied face...[and] the woman [is] fadingly pretty."

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