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Literary Analysis Of 'The Kite Runner'

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Kite Runner
The author of the Kite Runner is Khaled Hoesseini. He was born in 1965 in Afghanistan and then moved to America. Whilst living in America, he published novels one of which is the Kite Runner. The Kite Runner novel is a novel which depicted the Afghanistan condition from fall of the monarchy in Afghanistan trough the Soviet invasion, the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime (Kurilah, 2009)

The first word that the writer begins with is ‘winter’. The position of this word to stand on its own line shows the power that has been given to this word. This implies that the meaning of this word is crucial for one to understand the whole text. The word ‘winter’ is an indication of time, that is, the winter season that the kite fighting tournament event occurs. By this chosen word we get a sense that we will be confronted with a particular choice of words which are in line or extending on the winter season.
The writer also makes use of the pronoun ‘I’ throughout the poem. Using a personal pronoun illustrates the fact the text is about self-reference. The person who is narrating the story is Amir. For this reason, this text can be thus regarded as having a narrative literary style.
In the text, hyperbole
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In line 35, the writer was comparing himself to a soldier. The feeling he had, is like or similar to the soldier’s when heading off to war. Those feelings include fear, terror and excitement. The writer was then feeling fearful, terrified as well as excited to go to the kite fighting tournament. The writer continues even in line 37 using personification. He compared the kite fighting as like going to war. This means that the kite fighting is so intense in a manner that every kite runner must ensure that he defeats the enemy just like what the soldiers do in war. Every kite runner wants to win and thus had to work hard in order to defeat other kite runners in the
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