The Outsiders: Vocabulary 11.5/Examples of Literary Devices

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“Johnny was scared of his own shadow.”

“I knew I was as white as I felt, and I was shaking like a leaf.”

“Life was one big joke to Two-bit.”

“Two-Bit’s dancing gray eyes were stormy.”

“I started at a dead run for the church, and the man caught my arm.”

“Unlike Ponyboy, Soda never cracked a book or went to the movies.”

“They walked around slowly, silently, smiling.”

“The clouds changed from gray to pink, and the mist was touched with gold.

“So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.”

“This can’t be happening. This can’t be happening. This can’t be…”

“He reminded me of Will Rogers–maybe it was the grin.”

“I had nearly forgotten that Cherry was listening to me. But when I came back to reality and looked at her…”

“He would kill the next person who jumped him.

Conflict: man-vs-man
“Me and Darry just didn’t dig each other. I never could please him.” (not idiom example)

Conflict: man-vs-self
“I don’t care about Darry. But I was still lying and I knew it. I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”

Conflict: man-vs-society
“And you can’t win against [the Socs] no matter how hard you try, because they’ve got all the breaks and even whipping them isn’t going to change that fact.”

Conflict: man-vs-nature
“I leaped out the window and heard timber crashing and the flames…right behind me.

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