Lavender Motif used throughout the Book: Lavender is a flower of beauty, when spraying the lavender sent is a relaxant to the senses .Harry lavender is the opposite breaking away from the beauty and definition of lavender. Claudia Valentine: Her negative tone towards Sydney shows throughout the book. Quote
Äs I got out of bed I realised I wasn't the only one in it. There was a good looking blonde in there as well" p.1
| Synecdoche (a figure of speech in which the word for part of something is used to mean the whole). This quote implies masculinity , stereotype of "good looking blonde" , shows Claudia's male attributes in the way she talks and presents herself.
| I rephrased the question so as to get an answer that consisted of more than just 'good' or 'bloke'"p.9
| Breaking the Male detective stereotype , using the fact that she's a women to manipulate the situation.
| "The head told the heart to get back in its box and get on with business"p.25
| Heart being a symbol for love.
| "The gaudy face of Luna park loomed up on the other side. Luna park: Just for fun. An amusement park with a plaster grin , its painted lips the entrance to labyrinth of company titles in which the real owner hide"p.52
| Metaphor of the Smiling Face. This shows the breaking of the versed of a hard ball detective.
| "For a city of nearly five million people Sydney was a very small place , and getting smaller all the time"p46
| The feeling of being enclosed and entrapped in what feels like a small city. The motif of the cat and mouse game between Harry and Claudia.
| "Bliss was it in the dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven" p.49
| Textual allusion "wordsworth" Showing what she went through in her youth.
| "Oh dear god , no , not Steve. Not Steve, the connection to the heart , the slender thread. I had to hear his voice to know he was OK , that he hadn't been touched" p.113
| Her versed Breaks. The tone is off panic , Technological Jargon "The...
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