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The setting of the story as written by the author is based on the Natchez Trace as well as the town of Natchez. Phoenix who is the protagonist in the video is an elderly Black American woman who subsequently goes on a heroic quest to rightly procure medicine for her beloved ill grandson. Throughout the story, the author uses different literary devices in order to make the story interesting. The Video also delivers the unforgettable character in the Black American woman, who does not even know when she was born. From the video, critics are well evident throughout the storyline. The various literary devices that are highly used in the video include allusion, metaphor, imagery, Simile and alteration.
Allusion is a literary device that is used in the main character of the story, Phoenix. The name of phoenix is the similar to the mythical bird that subsequently raises the air and eventually bursts into flames. This bird is consumed by fire and when it gets burnt, a new phoenix spring emerges from the ashes. The old black woman is also old to walk in the difficult on her way to Natchez to get the medicine for her grandson. However, her age does not matter as the only thing that she believes in is that she has to have his medicine or die while trying.
Metaphor is another literary device that is used in the video. From the video, it is quoted that the black woman walked slowly, a little side to side with a well-balanced heaviness, and with the lightness of the pendulum in the grandfather clock. Through such use of literary device, the author makes the character as well as the story to come into life. The Black old woman ambles in the cold, while she walks on the path multiple times for the sake of her grandson. However, due to his old age, her footing is quite unsure and she is seen to waver from side to side while walking.
Imagery is also evident in the video. Throughout the
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With dementia disturbing her mind, she had episodes of dream-like periods and forgetfulness which could have endangered her life. Moreover, her travel was made more difficult by the fact that she was already old and has difficulty moving. For instance, when she laid down to rest, she would not have been able to get up and continue with her errand if a hunter did not pass by, who helped her get up on her feet.
This essay will argue although A Worn Path is a work of fiction, the issues raised in it are pressing realities in contemporary American life. (Background) One prominent theme in the story is the perseverance of Old Phoenix in crossing so many hurdles on her way to the town hospital.
Then, she comes across with a boy, whom she considers bringing a plate with a slice of marble-cake on it. As soon as she tries to take that slice of marble-cake, it disappears and she sees her own hand instead of the slice of marble cake. After that event, she moves ahead to the field of dead corn, where she considers that something skinny, tall moving across the field.
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As Phoenix Jackson sets off on her journey through the woods to get her ailing grandson medicine, there is a long list of obstacles that she must overcome on her way. The readers learn uttermost love and devotion of Phoenix Jackson for her grandson through her actions.
Since the opening of the story till she reaches the town, from the normal course of her actions it seems that she is a flat character that remains unmoved by any kind of external influences.
Despite the initial
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