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Fitzgerald demonstrates several common ideas and devices throughout the novel The passages which describe the characteristics or views of Tom Daisy and Nick have several rhetorical devices in common The three rhetorical devices or ideas that are repeated or common in these passages are descriptive details about people or places oxymorons and the characters view of the world or what is most important to them In the first passage about Tom Fitzgerald pays careful attention to describe Tom so well that the reader can almost see him walking in the room sturdy straw-haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body -- he seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top lacing pg 7 The author carefully describes Tom to help the reader visualize him entering the room in his riding clothes In the next passage Fitzgerald describes Daisys voice using many light happy and descriptive words in her low thrilling voice It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again pg 9 Fitzgerald compares Daisys voice to notes on an instrument which makes the reader hear a melodic bright pretty voice The final passage describes Nicks view of New York Fitzgerald describes Nick on a New York street like Fifth Avenue watching all the people pass by and dreaming that he enters the lives of some of the beautiful women he passes by I liked to walk up Fifth Avenue and pick out romantic women and imagine that I was going to enter into their lives and no one would ever know or disapprove pg 57 Nick also imagines following these women home and watching them disappear into their dark apartments Sometimes in my mind I followed them to their apartments on the corners
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