Literary Devices In The Short Story 'The Dead'

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Author’s always utilize their words carefully whenever they are writing their story, poem, or whatever it may be; every literary device has a purpose within the text. In the short story “The Dead” the author’s point of view, third person omniscient, and recurring theme of death lets the reader comprehend the character of Gabriel. Moreover, the short story is told through a narrator depicting exactly what actions Gabriel is executing and his thoughts exactly, which makes the point of view third person omniscient. Without knowing what Gabriel is thinking we might of had never known his next victim was going to be Julia. For example, in the text saying “ He watched her while she slept as though he and she had never been together as man and wife”