Metaphors In The Road Foreshadowing

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Black, still, cold, mute, dead, isolated. Those are some of the first adjectives that Clark employs to explain to us the prairie that has been a victim of war. The prairie was once full of life, but now was desolate because of the war. Shallow, brittle, frozen are used to illustrate that the frost had just begun, and that the blistering cold now ruled the land for the season ahead. Tangled, quiet, and empty is then describing the once piece of fence that remained standing throughout the war, and the caves within the walls of the ditch that were once filled with the soldiers during the war. By utilizing these adjectives Clark conjures a unique depiction in the mind of the reader. Interestingly, it creates a similar causation to Peyton’s dream
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