Roald Dahl Comparison

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Roald Dahl was a recognisable author as he was known for writing children’s books like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Matilda”, “The BFG” and many other fascinating stories, but as any other writer he also had a dark side in writing that was not for children as well. Another simile author is Edgar Allen Poe, as he has written stories like “The Raven”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Tell-Tale Heart” and other unique stories. Now both of these writers may have different styles in writing, but both styles are distinctive and both authors tend to show similarities. Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 in Llandaff, Cardiff, United Kingdom and when he was only three years old his father and sisters passed away due to illness and was raised by his mother in which he developed a close relationship with his mother. During his childhood he experienced poverty but that did not get in the way of him getting inspired by his mother as she worked as a mystic and as she…show more content…
An example of literary devices that he used was, for example, on page 354, (The Tell-Tale Heart) it says “. . .Why will you say I am mad?”. This quote is an example of Foreshadowing because this shows that the narrator has committed a crime of murder, along with creating a dark mood in the story. Another example of literary devices that Poe uses is that according to the story “The Tell-Tale Heart” page 359 it says “I felt that I must scream or die! And now again! -hank! louder! louder! louder! louder! Louder!”. In other words, this is an example of Hyperbole as it is used to reveal that the narrator is hearing the heartbeat of the old man and that the noise is starting to get to him, in which this also illustrates Repetition and is used to show that the narrator is somehow hearing the old man’s heartbeat in which is slowly starting to get to him and is starting to drive him
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