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    Guess this literary technique NOW!

    Guess this literary technique NOW!

    This is taken from Tim Winton's short story, Neighbours.

    “The young man abandoned the 20th century novel for the telephone.”


    i dunno what technique is this? help me plz!

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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    I don't know what technique i can't remember it's in my opinion is commenting on how modern society is abandoning the old ways are getting more technological. I will try to remember what this technique is called

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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    I was thinking anacronism but that doesnt sound right...

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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    symbolism? him abandoning the old book for the telephone aligns w how individuals have progressed from traditional pastimes for tech snazzy stuff? idk tho bc i havent read it haha soz
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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    Symbolism sounds like a good technique

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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    Symbolism sounds good too. i was also thinking connotation or allegory. I mean, what module is this text for?

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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    Maybe something related to tone or syntax?
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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    Formal, 3rd person language?

    Perhaps the modality?
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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    Allegory maybe

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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    Generally when i don't know what technique it is, i usually think of symbolism or figurative language first and see if it matches lol.

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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflek View Post
    Generally when i don't know what technique it is, i usually think of symbolism or figurative language first and see if it matches lol.
    My teacher says not to use figurative language as a technique because it just encompasses any language device
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    Re: Guess this literary technique NOW!

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    My teacher says not to use figurative language as a technique because it just encompasses any language device
    I see i see, thanks for the info

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