The Killer Angels Name: Period:

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The Killer Angels
Literary and Poetic Devices: ‘The Spy’
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Identify the device(s) used in each quote. Some may be used more than once, and some may not be used. You
should also know the character whose words or thoughts are represented, if applicable.
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alliteration
allusion
characterization
hyperbole
imagery
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irony
metaphor
personification
point of view
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simile
speaker
theme
tone
1. “…the whole vast army below him, filling the valley like a smoking river…spiked with flags and guidons like a
great chopped bristly snake, the snake ending headless in a blue wall of summer rain.” (3) _______________
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2. “The day was murderously hot” (3) __________________________________________________________
3. “There was a presence in the road, a liquid Southern voice.” (6) ___________________________________
4. “The spy slithered down from the horse…” (7)
4. “’The war’s almost over. You can feel it, General. The end is in the air.’” (11) ________________________
5. “Light boiled in through the tent flap.” (17) ____________________________________________________
6. “How do you force a man to fight—for freedom?” (20) ___________________________________________
7. “But he was an instinctive man, and suddenly his brain knew and his own temper boiled.” (9) ____________
8. “He awoke to a murderous sun.” (17) _________________________________________________________
9. “Well, he was an instinctive man; the mind would tell him sooner or later.” (31) _______________________
10. “It is all in God’s hands.”(16) _______________________________________________________________
11. “Longstreet said nothing.” (11) _____________________________________________________________
12. “’Good night, sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.’” (5) __________________________
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13. What is the point of view of The Killer Angels? ________________________________________________
14. Think about the conditions of Lee’s heart and Lee’s hands. How could they be used symbolically?
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