Thematic Devices: Show Us What You’ve Got!

This week we looked at metaphorical devices: symbols, motifs and allegory.  Let's see if we can develop some symbolism for the one-liners we've got going: 1. Our human-rights-attorney story:  When the money runs out before the case against his transgender partner is over, a human rights lawyer joins a prestigious and wealthy law firm not knowing that the managing … Continue reading Thematic Devices: Show Us What You’ve Got!

Metaphorical Devices: How the Masters Do It

We're looking at Metaphorical Devices this week.  Here are some examples of how the masters use them... SYMBOLS Some books state their symbols right in the title: Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter MOTIFS AND LEITMOTIFS Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club This is a story of two guys, an … Continue reading Metaphorical Devices: How the Masters Do It