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What literary element is the following extract an example of?
Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.



A. Symbolism
B. Paradox
C. Personification
D. Onomatopoeia

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Asked by Mrstannock, Last updated: Jul 29, 2020

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L. Laurel

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Answered Oct 16, 2019

The correct answer to this question is B, Symbolism. This literary element is mainly found in poetry. A writer uses symbolism as a way to use a word to represent something else. The purpose of symbolism is to increase feeling in the reader as they read the poem. Another benefit of symbolism is that it can add more depth to the poem.

The more depth that is added, the more the reader will be able to understand the intention of the writer. Not only is it a literary element, but the symbolism is also a figure of speech, that can be a reflection of an emotion or mood.

 

f.Brian

F.Brian

Answered Jan 19, 2018

The following extract is an example of Symbolism. In poetry, symbolism is something that can be used to represent something else. The symbols in poetry are used to enhance the overall feel or the beauty of the written piece. Furthermore, symbols also add depth to a poetic piece by great amounts, allowing the reader to grasp a sense of what the writer means in a better way.

Symbolism can also be referred to as a figure of speech that is used to reflect a certain mood or a certain emotion. Other words for symbolism can be ideas, or analogies though the word symbol is mostly used.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Nov 30, 2016

Symbolism
 

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