Use Of Figurative Language In The Joy Luck Club

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In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan uses dull and harsh imager as well as elaborated unrealistic figurative language in order to convey the piano teacher as strange and concealed In The Joy Luck Club, Tan explains the lessons in an elaborated manor to reveal how the kid feels about the teacher. In the second paragraph, the author shares her opinion of the teacher, “ Mr.Chong[...] was very strange, always tapping his fingers to the silent music of an invisible orchestra ” By using figurative language, describing Mr. Chong as listening to a “Silent Orchestra”, the reader can visualize the strange and concealed manner that Mr. Chong relays, by tapping his fingers and seeming distant from his student. The author also uses figurative language to describe

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