The Sword Of Summer Literary Analysis

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Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan is the story of how Magnus Chase, a son of the Norse God Frey, meets his untimely demise at the hands of the fire giant Surt after learning of his heritage. After being revived in the Norse afterlife, Valhalla, Magnus is taken back to the world of the living to fulfil his destiny as being the harbinger of the Wolf. Along the way Magnus meets many mythical creatures including: a talking goat, a deaf elf, and a tall dwarf. In the end Magnus and his new found friends rebind the Wolf Fenris and defeat the fire giant Surt. The Theme of Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer is that when things are at their worst it can always get better.

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Foreshadowing is when something signals that an event will happen in the future. An example of this is when Magnus is in the dining hall and the fates say, “A hero Valhalla cannot contain”(102). This is foreshadowing because it means that Magnus won’t stay in Valhalla, which is true because later on he is rescued by his friends Hearth and Blitz. Simile is when the author makes an unlikely comparison between two things using like and as. An example of this is when Magnus is at battle training when he says, “A dozen arrows stuck out of his back like porcupine quills”(124). This is simile because Magnus is comparing arrows to porcupine quills and uses “like”. Metaphor is when the author makes an unlikely comparison between two objects without using like or as. An example of this is when Magnus says, “He switched on green spotlights the size of trampolines”(229). This is metaphor because Magnus is comparing the serpent's eyes to green trampolines. These literary devices help give the story more complexity and meaning to the…show more content…
Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer has fantasy by being placed in the magical world of Valhalla, comedy by making light of the darkest times, and adventure and action by facing the odds and defeating the Wolf Fenris. The novel also includes a sense of seriousness so that it is appropriate for parents as well as children. The ending of Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer leaves the reader with a sense of satisfaction but with a hunger for the continuation of the
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