Literary Devices Used In Lord Of The Flies Diction Essay

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In life kids are known to be naive and innocent to the ways of the world. They think everything is fun and games up until they experience a phenomenon that makes them grow up. At times those experiences can be traumatizing and extremely tense. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the main character Ralph experiences first hand what a human with a dark heart can do. William Golding uses diction, imagery and detail to set an intense tone for the story. One of the best ways William Golding uses a literary devices to create the intense tone is by diction. For example, “Ralph flung back his hair. One arm pointed at the empty horizon. His voice was loud and savage, and struck them into silence” (Golding 70). Anger causes tension when characters become unpredictable. When someone is angry they’re not really themselves and any of their actions or words may be done in a fit of rage. This unpredictable aspect of anger could hurt someone else unintentionally resulting in …show more content…

A small detail like: “Roger sharpened a stick at both ends”(190) may not seem like it would add tension, but as the passage goes on the details begin to paint a picture that keeps an air of suspense. What would Roger do the stick? “That little’ un that had a mark on his face - where is - he now? I tell you I don’t see him” (46). This creates tension by getting the reader to worry about the kid and to question what happened to him. This stays with you throughout the story. In the story, Lord of Flies, the author, William Golding, uses diction, imagery and detail to create an intense tone for the novel. The story delivers a good description of the fears that any normal person would feel. It also illustrates the demons that may lay in the human heart, even the hearts of children. The novel is definitely not for young children, it would be more for teenagers and young

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