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The craft of poetry non-fiction and fiction have imagery conflict and irony in common these three elements are all demonstrated in the books Blue Front Night and Misery These different books were based in different times and places but convey common literary elements that invoke a strong emotion from these different types of works The first literary element that Misery Night and Blue Front illustrated was imagery The first example of imagery is in the misery novel In Misery Annies brutal attack on Paul by cuts Paul foot completely off In this vivid quote Im a trained nurse The axe came whistling cutting down and buried itself in Paul Sheldons left leg just above the ankle Pain exploded up his body in a gigantic bolt Dark-red blood splattered across her face like Indian war-paint the mental image of the blade cutting off his foot while hearing the whistling from the blade and seeing the blood splatted and sprayed on Annies face and her axe The next example of imagery is in Night This novel help portrays the dark image of the treatment of the Jewish people In this quote The image of an eight year old Jewish boy that was hung in front of thousands of people He was lividly pale almost calm biting his lips For more than half an hour he stayed there struggling between life and death dying in slow agony under our eyes And we had to look him full in the face He was still alive when I passed in front of him His tongue was red his eyes were not yet glazed The descriptive detail of knowing that the SS soldiers made these people walk by this child hanging almost lifeless envisioning the image of the little boy turning pale with his life slowly draining out of his body In addition this quote gives the image of the pain
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