Literary Devices In Kostas And Elena Vilkas

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4. Literary Devices
Imagery is found amongst the whole novel, it helps the readers to visualize what is happening from the characters point of view. When Lina had to draw a man from a photograph, she felt that her “skin prickled at the sight of [the commander]” when he was standing over her (Sepetys 174). This allows us to feel how Lina felt while having to draw for the NVKD.
Flashbacks are another prevalent literary device as it gives us background information to understand the novel better. An important flashback has Kostas and Elena Vilkas (Lina’s Parents) talking about helping some people escape to Germany. This is later realized by Mr, Stalas as the reason that Lina and her family were deported. Lina puts together the pieces and figures
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