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Language and Style

Style in literature can be described as how the author uses literary elements such as words, sentence structure and figurative language to describe events, ideas and objects in their work.

Stylistic devices refer to a variety of techniques used by writers. In Betrayal in the City, Imbuga Francis uses a variety of such devices to complement the plot of the story.

Some of the devices he employs include:

  1. Satire
  2. Irony
  3. Imagery
  4. Allusion
  5. Symbolism
  6. Humour
  7. Proverbs
  8. Foreshadow
  9. Play with a play
  10. Songs
  11. Cross Purpose

Click on each of the devices to access detailed analysis and examples.

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