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Liam OFlaherty did an excellent job in employing stylistic devices in The Sniper There were significant amounts of imagery which enhanced the readers imagination while reading the book There was also a distinct symbol that portrayed the true theme of the story perfectly I also found interesting irony at the end which concluded the whole story restively The imagery throughout the story blew me away OFlaherty went into such descriptive detail about the setting in Dublin IRE Throughout the story I saw every scene with a vivid picture in my head which made it very enjoyable to read Imagery creates a picture so that you can actually sense what is happening and I believe that OFlaherty did an outstanding job with this stylistic device If all symbols lead to a thesis OFlaherty surely proved that to be true The symbol portrayed in The Sniper was the bullet It represents sibling rivalries and family hardships Throughout the story we came to find that him and his brother had a fight and werent quite fond of each other Then finally at the end he kills the Sniper and finds out that it was actually his brother whom he had fought with prior If you look at this deep enough you will see that if you take it too far with regret you may have done more than enough Dont you find it ironic that out of all people the sniper killed his brother This was the irony displayed at the end of the story We all found it ironic that he killed his brother who he had fought with before without even realizing it He showed no empathy whatsoever until he walked over to see whom he had killed then realized that he had simply gone too far This is an excellent example of irony displayed in this story In all conclusions this story had a vast amount of stylistic devices portrayed in
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