Literature Form 2
Short Story - Cheat!
- Rhetorical questions - 'But who would tell Velos?'
- Irony - i. Before Lynne exposes Geoff, he himself confesses to Headmaster Velos but he is not disqualified, just being pushed down to second placing. ii. Headmaster Velos declares Lynne as the first place winner. Lynne then loses confidence and starts to doubt the originality of her short story.
- Imagery - 'Lynne was talking hollowly in an empty room' (describes uncertainty and helplessness pertaining to the problem).
- Repetition - 'Shut up..shut up'
- Personification - 'the words as they lay on his tongue'
- Flashback - Lynne feels slightly ill as she recalls the amount of work she put into writing her story and the pain she suffered completing the whole story.
- Simile - 'swallow the bitter taste from her mouth' - trying to control her anger
- Diction - 'next time use heavier paper', 'he seemed to be drifting away'
- Figurative expressions - 'a quiver of pain', 'with a straight face', 'have your eye on a different direction'
- Comparison - 'everything tasted of cardboard' - comparison of food and paper indicating that the food is tasteless