Literary Devices Used In Okefenokee Swamp

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Device: Diction — refers to the author’s word choice, especially regarding correctness, clearness, or effectiveness. Example: “There are cooters and snappers, opossum, coon and gar.” (AP Section II, Passage 2) Context: The author of Passage 2 describes the Okefenokee Swamp. In contrast to the first Passage, this passage is emotional and informal; through many literary devices, the passage communicates the wildness and hostility of the swamp, describing it as “leaf-choked” and “sodden”, filled with “seething galaxies” of bugs (AP Section II). It also lists the enumerate animals that are the swamp's inhabitants. Effect: By using the informal diction of southern slang and names for relatively common animals, the author casts them

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