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English III The literary techniques used in the short poem First Lesson and the short story Charles are very different Some of the literary techniques that were used were irony characterization Although the literary techniques are different the themes are strikingly similar The theme of the story and the poem is parents worrying about their children The theme also expresses that parents tend to have trouble letting go of their childs childhood In First Lesson metaphors and similes are used to express the theme of the poem They are dragon-seekers bent on impossible rescues this quote is a metaphor because it is comparing two dissimilar things fathers and dragon-seekers The quote says that fathers are bent on looking out for problems that might cross the path of their daughters therefore they are worried for them Like your first shoes with heels on like your first bicycle it took such months to get this quote is a simile because it is comparing two dissimilar things fathers getting used to their changing daughters and heels and bicycles using the word like It is also expressing the theme because the quote is saying that it is going to take fathers a while to adapt to the change and it is going to take months for it to happen Scratch any father you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors this quote is using personification It is stating that fathers embody the things that it lists and it says that for all of them All in all the literary techniques employed in First Lesson do not parallel to those used in Charles In Charles imagery irony and similes are used to express the theme I watched him go off the first morning with the older girl next door seeing clearly that an era of my life was ended my sweet-voiced nursery-school tot replaced by a long-trousered swaggering character who forgot to stop at the corner and wave
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