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A Summary Of "The Sniper" By Liam O'flaherty

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Liam O'Flaherty did an excellent job in employing stylistic devices in "The Sniper". There were significant amounts of imagery, which enhanced the reader's imagination while reading the book. There was also a distinct symbol that portrayed the true theme of the story perfectly. I also found interesting irony at the end, which concluded the whole story restively.The imagery throughout the story blew me away. O'Flaherty went into such descriptive detail about the setting in Dublin, IRE. Throughout the story, I saw every ...view middle of the document...

It represents sibling rivalries and family hardships. Throughout the story we came to find that him and his brother had a fight and weren't quite fond of each other. Then finally, at the end he kills the Sniper and finds out that it was actually his brother whom he had fought with prior. If you look at this deep enough, you will see that if you take it too far with regret, you may have done more than enough.Don't you find it ironic that out of all people the sniper killed his brother? This was the irony displayed at the end of the story. We all found it ironic that he killed his brother who he had fought with before without even realizing it. He showed no empathy whatsoever until he walked over to see whom he had killed, then realized that he had simply gone too far. This is an excellent example of irony displayed in this story.In all conclusions, this story had a vast amount of stylistic devices portrayed in every aspect possible. From reading this story, one would come to the conclusion that without any stylistic devices in any story it would be dull. Stylistic devices expand the reader's imagination while reading the story, and make it more interesting. Without this, the book would be nothing but words.

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