Literary Devices In Emily Dickinson's Use Of Satire

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Another literary device that Dickinson uses in this poem is satire. Satire, in literature, is the making fun of a human character flaw or some type of human weakness. She uses satire to point out the flaws in society such as their need to talk and go on about the smallest and most unimportant details even if they know that the person which they are talking to does not really care. She states that it must be boring to be one of the “somebody’s”, with all the noise and attention that they receive directing what they do. She seems to be making fun of the” somebody’s” for trying to fit into a society that only cares about their own individual images. Why try to fit in and be another boring duplicate of society when you can enjoy the silence by

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