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Literary Devices in Death of a Salesman

Summary: Discusses the Arthur Miller play, Death of a Salesman. Analyzes the essay's tone, themes and the literary devices used. Describes how with the use of simple but active diction, periodic sentence, and rhetorical question, Miller is able to reveal the play's themes and tone.
The play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is a very intense play of a man and his difficult life. In this passage Miller uses creative diction and syntax to bring forth a very intense and tragic tone to the passage. With the use of simple but active diction, periodic sentence, and rhetorical question, Miller is able to reveal the passages tone.

Simple yet powerful diction helps give the passage intensity and depth. Miller uses words such as "loved", "dead", and "exhausted" because they are not difficult words to understand but give a powerful message of the emotion that he wants his readers to feel. By using this technique, the passage seems more natural and a direct sense of sadness. Miller also uses this simple diction to give a mirror image of the family in his play. Since he is writing about...

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