Literary Devices In Marigolds By Eugenia W. Collier

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The short story, “Marigolds” exhibits a variety of literary devices that increase the quality of the story. It was in the first person point of view, and seeing through the perspective of a child was unique in its own right, considering that seeing through the eyes of an adult is considerably different. Eugenia W. Collier, the author, makes excellent use out of similes and metaphors to thicken the plot of the piece, aid in the reader's understanding of the story, and to fully develop the lesson she wished to convey. The similes’ purpose was making the reader contemplate the feelings of the narrator and how those emotions led to the eventual destruction of a small piece of beauty that dared to grow in the midst of ugliness, sterility, and poverty,
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