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Lisa Tran

English Honors 2
Angus Period 3
5 March 2015
Jane Eyre: Lit Logs
Stylistic Element Quotations Effect of the device Effect of the device
in the sentence upon the passage as a
whole

Classical Allusion You are like a The classical allusion The classical allusion
murderer--You are Jane asserted was influences the
like a also accompanied by passage by putting a
slave-driver--You are similes and an comparison on
like the Roman anaphora- form a Johnss behavior and
Emperors! (1.10) visual of how Jane actions. By
describes John. comparing him to
Comparing the roman these emperors,
emperors and readers can perceive
describing how his true character.
Johns words and
action are barbarous.

Anaphora Why was I always Janes usage of whys The impact to the
suffering, always and always gives the whole passage
browbeaten, always reader the advantage illustrates how the
accused, for every to see how Jane feels. Reeds will never
condemned? Why The device gives the show the slightest
could I never please? repetition of negative, affection. Jane
Why was it useless to unjust things against realizes no matter
try to win any ones Jane. Jane has never how hard she tries,
favour? (2.14) experienced the she will never get any
feeling of love since praise or love from
Mr. Reed took her in the Reeds. She feels
when her parents like she does not have
died. a place in the family.

Classical Allusion Abbott, I think, gave Jane tells readers that As part of the
me credit for being a Abbot compared her famous Gunpowder
sort of infantile Guy to Guy Fawkes. Plot, Fawkes, along
Fawkes. (ch.3, 25) with fellow
conspirators,
attempted to blow up
King James I and the
Houses of Parliament
in London in 1605.
The reference is made
in connection with
Janes status as an ill
conditioned child.

Anaphora Why was I always The The


suffering, always repetition/constant repetition/constant
brow-beaten, always questions creates an questions that she has
accused, forever emphasis of the self of herself
condemned? Why evaluating. By demonstrate her
could I never please? repeating the word frustrations of her
Why was it useless to why, it creates a lot unjust life and world.
try to win anyones of mystery about her It creates an emphasis
favour? (ch. 4, 14) life and her (slowly on her self
building) character. questioning.

Symbol- substitute Bessie told me some Although Jane does Bessie, the servant at
motherhood of her most not have a happy Gateshead, is the one
enchanting stories, childhood, she who takes care of
and sang me some of encounters a couple Jane and the only one
her sweetest songs. of mother-figures who shows love for
Even for me life had who serve as role her when Jane suffers
its gleams of models for her in desolation and
sunshine. (ch.4, 40) growth and allows torture. She comforts
her to find comfort her emotional trauma
when obstacles strike. by telling her stories
and singing her
songs.

Imagery Seen now, in broad The imagery that The imagery shows
daylight, she looked Jane describes about excessive description
tall, fair, and shapely; the women gives an that Jane speaks
brown eyes, with a idea and picture of about the womans
benigant light in their what the women appearance
irids, and a fine looks like and by the demonstrates the
pencilling of long type of way she looks many beautiful
lashes round, relieved also demonstrates the features about the
the whiteness of her nature of the woman. woman. The ongoing
large front; on each It can demonstrate the compliments and
of her temples her womans character features demonstrate
hair, of a very dark because the the woman could
brown, was clustered description makes the possibly be distinct
in round curls, woman sound and significant by the
according to the innocent and way so much details
fashion of those beautiful which is were noticed
times, when neither also possible that her
smooth bands or long looks make hint that
ringlets were in the women is nice
vogue; her dress also and fashionable.
in the mode of the
day, was of purple
cloth, relieved by a
sort of Spanish
trimming of black
velvet; a gold watch
shone at her girdle.
(ch.5,47)

Alliteration Besides with this This sentence uses I can so is repeated


creed, I can so clearly the literary device: to show that Jane
distinguish between alliteration to feels oppressed.
the criminal and his demonstrate Janes However, she is
crime; I can so feelings. forgiving and does
sincerely forgive the not care for bitterness
the first while I abhor or holding onto
the last: with this resentment.
creed revenge never
worries my heart...
(ch.6, 59)

Consonance I have again and This sentence uses In this passage, Jane
again intimated that I the literary device: reveals that she wants
desire the hair to be consonance. her hair to be perfect
arranged closely, and arranged
modestly, plainly. closely, modestly,
(ch.7, 64) plainly. The ly
consonance
emphasizes how
important it is for her
to have her hair that
way because Miss.
Temple want to get
her hair.

Classical Allusion That night, on going This sentence uses Having a Barmecide
to bed, I forgot to the literary device: supper is having a
prepare in classical allusion to pretended meal at
imagination the show that Jane was which no food is
Barmecide supper of starving. actually served, so
hot roast potatoes, or named after a prince
white bread and new in The Arabian
milk, with which I Nights who served
was wont to amuse such a meal to a
my inward cravings. starving beggar.
(ch.8, 70)

Personification An odour of Personification is Jane was called to go


camphor and burnt used in this sentence in a delirious
vinegar warned me to provide an eerie patients room. The
when I came near the feeling. vinegar had a human
fever room. trait and warned Jane
(ch.9, 81) not to go in.

Caesura She presented it Caesura is used in In this sentence, the


across the counter, this sentence to create words mistrustful
accompanying the act dramatic effect- to is used and is
by another inquisitive leave readers on edge followed by Janes
and mistrustful with an indulgence of name to demonstrate
glance- it was for anxiety. the anxiety in Janes
J.E. presence.
(ch.10, 89)

Personification A snug, small room; This sentence uses The fire is described
a round table by a the literary device: as being cheerful.
cheerful fire.. personification. The The growing fire is
(ch.11, 97) fire is given a human pleasant and brings
characteristic to Jane happiness and
create imagery. warmth.

Onomatopoeia ..but in the absolute This sentence uses While Jane refers to
hush I could hear the literary device: these gentle sounds
plainly its thin onomatopoeia. With with more
murmurs of life. words like "murmurs" onomatopoeiadescr
(ch.12, 113) and "tinkle," the ibing them as
sounds of life even in "whisperings"they
the frozen actually are the
countryside hint at a prelude to much more
change. meaningful sounds
which foreshadows
not only the coming
of the action Jane so
wishes for in general,
but also specifically
of dramatic change in
her quiet existence at
Thornfield Hall.

Simile I discerned in the Simile is used to Jane states that


course of the morning compare Thornfield Thornfield is longer
that Thornfield Hall and a church. It quiet as a church to
was a changed place: allows the reader to emphasize the huge
no longer silent as a have an idea of how impact and change of
church.. still the place is. the place. She fears
(ch.13, 120) change and is
worrisome.

Anastrophe And so may you. The literary device By using anastrophe,


(ch. 14, 137) used was anastrophe the inversion seems
and the inversion of more of an obligation
may you sets the to instead of actually
tone and mood with having a choice.
the change of word
flow.

Imagery "At intervals, the Imagery is used to By using imagery, it


glance of a curious allow the reader to shows the excessive
sort of bird through have a vivid image of description of the
the close-set bars of a what is being birds and cage. The
cage: a vivid, restless, described, in this case words restless and
resolute captive is it the of a bird and a cloud-high allows
there; were it but free, cage. the reader to visualize
it would soar what it is like to fly.
cloud-high." (ch.14, This also
144) demonstrates
freedom.

Symbol- fire "..his presence in a This sentence uses The novelist uses the
room was more the literary device: image of fire to
cheering than the symbol. Mr. communicate Jane's
brightest fire." Rochester is being perception of Mr.
(ch.15, 149) described as fire. Rochester. The fire
becomes a symbol of
cheerfulness, warmth
and the comfort it
brings.

Caesura I saw a second Caesura is used in Caesura is used to


women in the this sentence to create make this sentence
chamber- a women dramatic effect- to dramatic and leave
sitting on the chair by leave readers on edge the reader wondering
the bedside. with an indulgence of who the women is. In
(ch.16, 155) anxiety. this sentence, caesura
is used to continue to
suspend the reader of
the description of
Grace Poole.

Personification ...when I saw her This sentence uses Personification is


looking into the the literary device: used to give the
bustling, topsy-turvy personification. bedrooms human
bed-rooms... Personification characteristics of
(ch.17, 166) creates a visual image being topsy turvy.
of the bedrooms. This adds imagery to
the passage as whole.

Foreshadowing "His features were Jane's description The unexpected


regular, but too hints at a certain visitor, Mr. Mason, is
relaxed: his eye was threat lurking in Mr. attractive and
large and well cut, Mason. charming in the eyes
but the life looking of the young ladies.
out of it was a tame, However, Jane is
vacant life--at least so repulsed by him. That
I thought." is mainly because a
(ch.18, lack of strength and
character is reflected
in his face. This
foreshadows danger
that will occur.

Hubris I have; and a quick Hubris is used by Hubris is used in this


eye, and a quick Jane to exude her self passage, further
brain. (ch.19, 199) confidence, she contributing to Jane
accepts all that is said and the gypsys
about her and is conversation. Jane is
proud of all her very different from
assets. other women and
appears difficult for
the gypsy to read.

Imagery you cannot discern Imagery is used in The words depicted


that the gliding is this sentence to such as slime and
slime and the silk further describe the draperies describes
draperies cobwebs; house. the horror of the
that the marble is house. It allows the
sordid slate, and the reader to visualize the
polished wood mere horrible condition of
refuse chips and scaly living in that house.
bark.
(ch.20,218)

Hyperbole --shire? That is a Hyperbole is used as This sentence


hundred miles off! Mrs. Reed wants to exaggerates the
Who may she be that exaggerate because distance to be a
sends people to see she does not want to hundred miles off.
her that distance? allow Jane to go. Mr. Reed does not
(ch. 21, 226) want Jane to leave,
therefore, he tries to
describe long the
distance.

Anaphora Goodbye, cousin Anaphora is used in Anaphora, used in


Jane Eyre! I wish you this part of the this passage, builds
well, you have some dialogue to an important part in a
sense. (ch. 22, 232) acknowledge the blissful flashback.
remembrance of
Janes dear cousin.

Parallelism In listening, I Parallelism is used in Parallelism is used in


sobbed convulsively; this sentence to depict this sentence, further
for I could repress the struggle and pain contributing to the
what I endured no Jane has to endure, passage to organize
longer; I was obliged unable control her the events and steps
to yield, and I was unyielding emotions. she takes throughout
shaken from head to her frustration.
foot with acute
distress. (ch. 23,
256)

Classical Allusion Now, king This sentence uses The Persian king who
Ahasuerus! What do I classical allusion, it is found in the Book
want with half your depicts king of Esther and
estate? Ahasuerus. promises to give
(ch.24, 265) Esther what she
wants, just as
Rochester promises
Jane.

Personification I sought the orchard: Personification, used Personification, used


driven to its shelter in this sentence, aids in this sentence,
by the wind, which in the depiction of the contributes to the rest
all day had blown orchards motion and of the passages tone.
strong and full from creates imagery by This passage is
the south; without, using verbs such as especially aggressive
however, bringing a driven and than others
speck of rain. (ch. adjectives such as
25, 280) strong.

Simile He took me into the Simile is used to In this sentence, St.


dining-room, compare two things. John describes Jane
surveyed me keenly This sentence to be as fair as a
all over, pronounced compares Jane to a lily. In his eyes, Jane
me fair as a lily, and lily. is elegant and pure.
not only his pride of
his life, but the desire
of his eyes..
(ch.26,391)

Irony It simply consists in This sentence uses It is ironic to love


the existence of a the literary device: someone who is
previous marriage. irony. Irony is used to married. This
Mr. Rochester has a reveal the situation in sentence allows the
wife now living. a humorous way. reader to sympathize
(ch. 26, 407) the character.

Paradox I wrestled with my Paradox, used in this Paradox, used in this


own resolution; I sentence, depicts the sentence, helps
wanted to be weak internal struggle Jane readers understand
that I might avoid the faces as she tries to not only the situation,
awful passage of resolve her multiple but Janes thoughts
further suffering I external conflictions. and emotions on
saw laid out for me. these as well.
(ch. 27, 302)

Personification The birds were This sentence uses This sentence is


singing their last the literary device: necessary for this
strains-- The air was personification. This passage because it
mild; the dew was literary device helps describes Janes
balm (31.366) create a visual effect emotions about her
that the birds have to lost love. She
Jane. believes that she is
happy, but in reality
she endures a
lingering sadness.
Metaphor I understand: I The sentence uses the In this sentence, Jane
thought you were for literary device: is told to be flying
flying off on some metaphor. The off some excursion,
excursion. unstated comparison which means to hurry
(ch.34, 396) of flying off means up.
to hurry.

Synecdoche ...but that blue eye This sentences uses Jane uses this body
of his had a habit of the literary device: part to represent the
leaving the synecdoche. Jane is whole of St. John,
outlandish-looking describing St. Johns who is critical of her
grammar blue eyes as the actions. Synecdoche
(ch.34, 403) whole of him. is used to portray the
visual imagery to
enhance the passage.

Metaphor His idea was still The literary device, This literary device
with me; because it metaphor, helps Jane helps add to the
was not a vapour explain her feelings passage by
sunshine could for her love, Mr. comparing her
disperse; nor a Rochester. She feelings for Mr.
sand-traced effigy compares her love to Rochester in different
storms could wash many different ways, further
away; it was a name scenarios, as if it will explaining that her
graven on a tablet, never go away. feelings of love will
fated to last as long as never fade.
the marble it
inscribed. (34. 406)

Biblical Allusion seventy and seven This sentence uses Jane quotes from the
time seven.. biblical allusion to New Testament. This
(ch.35, show the Jane is is a reference to when
forgiving. Peter asked God a
question and he
answered to forgive
others seventy and
seven times seven.

Simile To his sisters, This sentence uses This literary devices


meantime, he was the literary device: adds to the
somewhat kinder than simile. With the use significance of this
usual: as if afraid that of a simile, Jane passage by helping
mere coldness would allows a more the reader visualize
not sufficiently descriptive and understand Jane's
convince me how explanation of St. description of St.
completely I was John, comparing him John.
banished and banned to a coldness.
(35. 418)

Biblical Allusion The wondrous Biblical allusion is Paul, the apostle,


shock of feeling had portrayed in this was thrown into
come like the passage as a prison with Silas for
earthquake which reflection of a serving Jesus. After
shook the foundations powerful voice, suffering severely,
of Paul's and Silas's which is God. they were
prisons. miraculously freed.
(ch.36, Jane makes reference
to this as she reflects
on the voice she had
heard that seems like
an inspiration.

Simile It was as still as a This sentence uses Jane returns to


church on a the literary device: Thornfield to depict
weekday. (ch.37, simile to make the the quietness of the
description more place. She compares
vivid and empathic. Thornfield to a
church.

Personification My heart struck my This sentence uses Personification is


ribs loud and fast.. personification to used to enhance the
(ch.37, describe Janes heart. passage. This
sentence describes
how Janes heart is
given the human
power to hit.

3rd Person Point of And this her voice, Jane speaks in the The effect that this
View I added. She is all third person point of literary device has on
here: her heart too. view when talking to the passage is
God bless you sir! I Mr. Rochester. At enhancing the
am glad to be so near first, Mr. Rochester surprise factor of Mr.
you again (37. 441) questions Jane at Rochester and Janes
first, but Jane reunitement.
reassures in the third
person.

Classical Allusion Your words have These sentences use The significance that
delineated very the literary device, this literary device
prettily a graceful classical allusion. has on the passage is
Apollo: he is present These sentences explaining Janes true
to your creates an allusion to feelings and thoughts
imagination,--tall, the Greek and Roman she has for Mr.
fair, blue eyed, and gods, Apollo and Rochester. She
with a Grecian Vulcan, comparing compares him to
profile. Your eyes Mr. Rochester's Greek and Roman
dwell on a Vulcan,-- physiques to ancient gods, basically
a real blacksmith, mythological gods. calling him perfect as
brown, those gods.
broad-shouldered;
and blind and lame
into the bargain. (37.
449)

Anaphora He may be stern, he This sentence uses This literary device is


may be exacting, he the literary device, placed near the very
may be ambitious yet; anaphora. Jane end of the novel and
but his is the explains her serves as a summary
sternness of the observations of Mr. of Janes experiences
warrior Greatheart Rochester, using he and feelings for her
(38. 460) may as the love, Mr. Rochester.
beginning of each
phrase.