2016-04-13 10:31:36
Read this passage from “To Build a Fire.” Knowing how the story ends, what literary element or device is the author using in this passage? When it is seventy-five below zero, a man must not fail in his first attempt to build a fire—that is, if his feet are wet. If his feet are dry, and he fails, he can run along the trail for half a mile and restore his circulation. But the circulation of wet and freezing feet cannot be restored by running when it is seventy-five below. No matter how fast he runs, the wet feet will freeze the harder. All this the man knew. The old-timer on Sulphur Creek had told him about it the previous fall, and now he was appreciating the advice. Verbal irony Symbolism Figurative language Foreshadowing
2016-04-13 11:45:31

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