Figurative Language
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Frankenstein figurative Language

Frankenstein is a modern science book written in a gothic romantic genre. Romantic style examples are clearly placed throughout the book. Some of the most common elements are the showing of intense emotions, imagination clearly shown, and nature reflecting emotions. Frankenstein is written in first person throughout the book, but main characters switch.

Examples of figurative language:
1. The white flower that appears in the cottagers yard is foreshadowing for the spring that will soon come and happiness. (Frankenstein, Mary Shelley P.95)
2. In chapter 12, Agatha, who lives in the cottage, was the one who prepared the food in the morning while the males started working. This is an example of allusion because in culture, the woman is usually the one who cooks the meals and takes care of the house. (Frankenstein, Mary Shelley P.93)
3. In the book, the younger family members treat the old blind man very kindly. They even give up their food to him when the rations are low. This is also an example of allusion. Back in time, it was required that children make sacrifices for their elders. (Frankenstein, Mary Shelley P.93)