The author uses many literary elements in the short story. Some are personification, imagery, and similes. Personification is stated in the line that follows: "she was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression," This element shows how strongly she is in repression. It makes the reader actually feel how depressing her life with her husband was. She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. "The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song which some one was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves." Imagery is portrayed in these sentences. By using imagery, the author can help the reader see and feel the environment the character is in. This helps the reader understand the poem on a next level. "She carried herself unwittingly like a goddess of Victory". The author uses simile to describe how calm and happy she is now. She really feels free of all negative vibes now. In conclusion, the message of the poem is that freedom is a prize possession in Mrs. Millard life and now she feels that at last she has captured it back in her life. The author uses many literary techniques to convey the message and the author also used many hints to help explain the meaning. Analysis of "The Story of an Hour" by Jeffrey
The main idea of "The story of an hour" by Kate Chopin is repression and a chance of freedom. Mrs. Millard is the main character that had a heart disease. Due to her condition she was treated as if not a human being but a lower life form. This is why the news of her husband in an accident was broken down to her cautiously. After this bad news something happened to her after she wept, she stood in an open window and had a new sense of life and life was no longer a mystery to her. A new feeling came upon her and she knew she would be changed forever. This was...
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