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Often when one comes to the realization of delusion in the understanding of an event anger at defeat kicks in In this particular passage from The Dragon Cant Dance Lovelace manages to provoke in his readers a sense of loss concerning ones roots and customs The excerpt is extracted from a fictional novel which deals with the slaves that came through the middle passage from Africa as chattels Within this passage are manifestations of - the main character - Aldrick Prospects frustrationThroughout the passage Lovelace uses several literary devices to further enhance the piece With the incorporation of repetition imagery characterization and symbols the perfect mood is created for an event like the Carnival Monday to take place The passage consists of two paragraphs the first paragraph consists of twenty lines seventeen of which compose one sentence Lovelace uses this as a literary device to preserve the continuity of his descriptions and thought process The mood is assembled with the images that are projected to the readers Sacredness and the need to break loose of this restraining authority are the most controlling conditions under consideration in the first paragraph The second paragraph consists of another twenty lines but which are reasonably worded and seem to convey the narrators observations regarding the situation There is a distinct difference in both these paragraphs since one examines the past and the other progresses to the present The overall effect of the piece lies in the reaction of the main character Aldrick Prospect that undergoes a change in the way he deems and perceives the significance of a particular ritual of his people In the introductory paragraph Lovelace describes to his readers the beginning of the day the sweeping of the grounds the preparation for Carnival Monday He describes to his readers the importance that lies in the memory of this ritual and exactly what this memory consists of Lovelace also establishes the setting and a general characterization of
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