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Stylistic devices used in "The Great Gatsby"

Among the most interesting stylistic devices used by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 'The Great Gatsby' are:

  1. First-person narrative [First-person narrative: when one of the characters in the novel describes events through their eyes, thus allowing the reader to see things from his/her point of view and allows that character to comment on the action. - in 'The Great Gatsby', this role is carried out by Nick Carraway.
  2. Symbolism [symbolism: The use of symbols - ie, of images or things that represent something else, usually something abstract.
  3. Imagery [Imagery: Where the writer paints a picture in words in order to help the reader visualise the subject being described. Imagery involves a comparison such as simile, metaphor or personification.
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