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One Ordinary Day with Peanuts written by a poplar writer at the time Shirley Jackson takes place in New York City in the 1960s Shirley Jackson often writes her stories about good and evil This story was given four awards when it was first published in 1955 Shirley Jackson conveys a very important theme in this short story One Ordinary Day with Peanuts uses various literary devices to convey the theme evil found in ordinary thingsOne Ordinary Day with Peanuts uses the literary device of irony to convey the theme evil found in ordinary things This story uses irony when the main character Mr John Philip Johnson had a difficult time catching a taxi because he gave up the first three or four empty onesJackson 428 Another example of this literary device is when Mr Johnson comes home and greets his wife You look tired Want to change over tomorrowJackson 430 These show how ironic this story really is One Ordinary Day with Peanuts uses the literary device of mood to convey the theme evil found in ordinary things The story starts off as Mr Johnson shut his door behind him and came down his front stairs into the bright morningJackson 421 This sets the mood of the story and gives the reader a happy feeling when he came down the steps and onto the dirty sidewalk and he smiled at people who passed himJackson 421 These parts of the short story show mood by making it a happy story and fun to read One Ordinary Day with Peanuts also uses the literary device of motif to convey the theme evil found in ordinary things When Mr Johnson talks to the boy he says Plenty of maple sugar in Vermont You going to live on a farmJackson 422 it shows how Mr Johnson appears to be a nice old man This occurs throughout the entire story showing motif when Mr Johnson bumps into a woman
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