OMAM Literary Devices


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Literary devices used in "Of Mice and Men", by John Steinbeck

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  • Personification
  • His grizzled hair sank to the floor again (Steinbeck 37).
  • Simile
  • He wore his blue denim coat over his shoulders like a cape (Steinbeck 42).
  • Colloquial Language
  • "This is just a n***** talkin', and a busted-back n*****" (Steinbeck 71).
  • Imagery
  • He rippled the edge of the deck nervously, and the little snapping noise drew the eyes of all the men in the room, so that he stopped doing it” (Steinbeck 49).
  • Jus’ talks on an’ you don’t know what the h*** it’s all about?”(Steinbeck 70)
  • Colloquial Language
  • Metaphor
  • Lennie choked with pride. "I can remember," he said (Steinbeck 15).
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