Literary Devices In Icarus By Edward Field

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In the poem Icarus, the author, Edward Field makes use of literary devices such as imagery, character dialogue, and word choice in order to adapt the long told myth into an urban setting. Imagery: "So the report filed and forgotten in the archives" - Police station, creates atmosphere of an urban town, current day law enforcement, makes the reader feel like this could be taking place in any town even their own. "And daily in his workshop, curtains carefully drawn, Constructs small wings and tries to fly To the lighting fixture on the ceiling" - Workshop, mediocre everyday setting, atmosphere created with there being curtains and light fixtures make you aware that this is a time with electricity, differing from the assumed atmosphere of the
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