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The Killer Angels
Literary and Poetic Devices
Name:
Period:
Identify the literary or poetic device(s) used in each quote. You should also know the character whose words
or thoughts are represented, if applicable.
1.
“Where are we going?”
“Oh, sir—“the lieutenant grinned—“a lovely spot. Safest place on the battlefield. Right smack dab in
the center of the line. Very quiet there.” (283) ______________________________________________________________
2. “Let him come… and then when his arm is out far enough, when his nose is extended, I will chop it off with a
chop they’ll feel in London.” (289) _________________________________________________________________________
3. “…the wind was in the south, blowing toward the battle, blowing up between the lines.” (289)
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4. “I wish we could take the hill. Could flood right on over it and end the war…” (290)
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5. “The sun broke through at last and poured heat on the roadway…” (291)
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6. “He wanted to be certain, this day, that it all went well, laying it all out like the tracks of a railroad.” (293)
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7. “Pickett whooped with joy.” (294) _______________________________________________________________________
8. “…a moving fragment of this unending line of men and guns lined along the spine of that ridge.” (301)
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9. “And then the long roar as of the whole vast rumbling earth beginning to open.” (308)
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10. “The world was blowing up.” (309) ______________________________________________________________________
11. “…yellow lightning shattering the ground splintering rock, ripping limbs off the great trees and sending them
twisting swirling dancing along the ground, along the ridge.” (309)
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12. “The great roar was composed of a thousand different rips and whispers, most incredible noise he had ever
heard or imagined, like a great orchestra of death, all the sounds of myriad death: the whicker whicker of
certain shells, the weird thin scream of others, the truly frightful sound made by one strange species that came
every few moments, an indescribable keening, like old Death as a woman gone mad and a-hunting you,
screaming…” (310-311)
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1. Also know: allusion, characterization, imagery (lots of the above qualifies), point of view, speaker,
theme or message, and tone.
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