New Perspectives: Literary Technique

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The literary technique known as epiphany is the moment of sudden realization, or a “flash of insight” as many people put it. The use of epiphany in the first segment “ yes, it was definitely kindergarten.” is not done effectively. The speaker doesn’t truly express the realization of the answer to her question, the voice of the speaker, is one of more quiet satisfaction than the tone of sudden realization. The essay “New Perspectives” has several literary techniques used in it. They all add, to a different degree, to the essay. The first literary technique in “New Perspectives” is the use of comparing and contrasting, the speaker is comparing and contrasting her life to all her friends and classmates lives. For instance “My classmates are
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