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Essay | Literary Devices in "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

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Literary Devices in "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Summary: Examines literary devices used in "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston. Devices discussed include metaphor,imagery, personification, and a unique device using opposition.
In Zora Neale Hurston's Novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God", Hurston uses many literary devices to further the connection between the main character, named Janie, and the reader. Hurston uses literary devices to explain emotions Janie endures and her actions based on these feelings. The author uses these devices to assist the reader in understanding Janie spiritually, physically and emotionally.

Hurston main literary device is metaphor. Janie's hair wrapped symbolizes Joe's power over her; however inside she was fighting against it. When she burns the head rags it is an act of liberation. The pear tree is a metaphor for "things sweet wid mah marriage" or what Janie wants. Hurston uses the "tumbling mud balls" as a metaphor for the world. "The expensive black folds" were a metaphor for Janie's face. Her face was like a veil; it covered her emotions. It...

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