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It is often said that having one great friend is better than having one a great number of acquaintances However one does not usually take the time to rationalize why this statement is true The answer is quite simple The world in which we live in is often times a cruel and unwelcome one but when two friends devote each other to themselves entirely to one another together they can survive the elements of the world This power of true friendship is conveyed in both the poem and the myth through the use of literary elements especially imagery and characterization In passage one the poem the author effectively utilizes the technique of imagery to show the concept of true friendship and the power which it possess The technique is evident throughout the entire passage but mainly in lines three and seven In line three the phrase land of dreams effectively depicts to the reader how the world is most commonly perceived by a large number of inhabitants In line seven however the author attempts to contradict this opinion by using a simile as on a darkling plain This suggests a kind of battlefield With these two phrases the reader can make a connection between the unhopeful world in the poem and the proposal of friendship in the beginning That connection is the suggestion that a friendship which is truly powerful enough can overcome any misconceptions or hardships which our world might present The author of the second passage the myth also conveys the power of friendship primarily through the use of characterization The controlling event that was important to depicting the power of friendship was when Dionysius ultimately released both Damon and Pythias However the author needed to actually make it happen The author chose to do this through the use of characterization Evidence of this is seen in line eleven where Dionysius is described as an unjustly cruel tyrant Through the description of Dionysius
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