Literary Devices In The Race By Sharon Olds

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"The Race" by Sharon Olds uses a myriad of literary devices that all connect the tone of anxiety. The poem also introduces two central themes such as discontent and persistence as a result of figurative language. Through series of repetition such as "... flight was cancelled..." or "... I ..." and any other verb that shows how this girl is hustling, the author emphasizes a rushed environment and how anxiety and tension are pulsating. Since the start of the poem, there has been a consistent amount of I's followed by an action verb that illuminated the airport rush and how time was not on her side. Next, with the support of enjambment, diction, and poor sentence structure, the author uses many run-on sentences to focus on the intensity

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