Literary Devices In The Hobbit

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In the book the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, there is a lot of poems and chants that the characters sing. I think that there are a lot of reasons that he did this, for example, he might have done it to describe the characters, or to describe the setting, but these are just a few. “ chip the glasses crack the plates. Blunt the knives and bend the forks. That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates. Smash the bottles and burn the corks. Leave the bone on the bedroom mat. Splash the wine on every door. Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl; pound them with thumping pole; and when you 're finished, if any whole, send them all down the hall to roll. That 's what Bilbo Baggins hates. So careful careful with the plates” J.R.R Tolkien (15). In this poem, it shows that Bilbo doesn’t like things to be dirty and he likes things to be perfect. And it shows that he wants everything to be the way he wants it. And it shows that the dwarves like to be messy and they don’t care if they get dirty or if they brake the rules because they want to mess up bilbo’s house and break his things. I think that in the poem when it says “ That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates” (J.R.R. Tolkien 15). This is talking about how Bilbo doesn’t like a lot of stuff and he doesn’t like things messy and dirty. I think about how Bilbo isn’t going to like the adventure and that he might make things hard for the dwarves and Gandalf. Also, I think about what the dwarves think about Bilbo and if they want him to come on the adventure because he
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