Literary Devices In Laurie Halse Anderson's Chains

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Laurie Halse Anderson used literary devices very well in the book Chains. One literary device commonly used is the simile. A simile is an abstract comparison where you say something, is like (as) something else. Laurie Halse Anderson uses a simile creatively to describe a woman “Her chin was narrow and pointed like a shovel.” Simile is a satisfying literary device however a superior one is historical accuracy. Instead of making the whole story up Laurie Halse Anderson added in lots of historical accuracy. Historical accuracy is important because it is important to base your story around real events to generate realistic feel. An example of this is “Every soldier in New York was marching up island to attend the hanging of Thomas Hickey,

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