"If there is hope it lies in the Proles" What technique is this? (1 Viewer)

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Hello I'm wondering what technique is used for 1984's "If there is hope it lies in the Proles"
 

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Not very much syntax technique aside from the prose and high modality. Using the full quote 'they are animals that are free' uses animal metaphor/ zoomorphism : )

general rule for 1984: if anything is high in modality and uses lucid prose syntax, assume it mimics political texts (Russian propaganda, socialist manifestos etc)

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Did some research on this quote and apparently Orwell takes the context of the Russian revolution and uses it in a dystopian world.

So it's a microcosmic synecdoche/microcosm for... Depends on whether you like verbosity or not.
 

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Not very much syntax technique aside from the prose and high modality. Using the full quote 'they are animals that are free' uses animal metaphor/ zoomorphism : )

general rule for 1984: if anything is high in modality and uses lucid prose syntax, assume it mimics political texts (Russian propaganda, socialist manifestos etc)

:sun:
how are you a premium member?
 

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I think the quote that come after this is
"Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."
from chapter 7 part 1, I am bad at English but there may be techniques when it is juxtaposes with this one, hope this may help you
 

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I think the quote that come after this is
"Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."
from chapter 7 part 1, I am bad at English but there may be techniques when it is juxtaposes with this one, hope this may help you
This particular paradoxical chiasmus is really sad imo, it's a very defeated moment where the power of utilitarian and totalitarian government over individual action is truly captured. T___________T
 

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