Here's what I ended up presenting. It was kind of last minute...I procrastinate literally ALL my projects. But here goes...
Frankenstein is thought of as the greatest Gothic Romantic Novel. It is often wondered how Mary Shelley wrote such a disturbing yet interesting novel at the age of only eighteen. Not only did Mary Shelley incorporate experiences from her summer stay at Lord Byron's Geneva Villa but she also used the resources from Metamorpheses by Ovid and Paradise Lost by Milton. The element that Ovid supplied was the portrayal of the Prometheus legend. This is why some people subtitle it, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. The second element was supplied by Milton. The influence from Paradise Lost can be seen in the 1818 editon of Frankenstein.
Mary Shelley uses several Similes and Metaphors in Frankenstein. A simile is a comparison using 'like' or 'as'. An example of a simile is represented on page 58 when Shelley quotes a quote from Rime of the Ancient Mariner:
"Like one, that on a lonesome roadAnother literary element that Mary Shelley used in Frankenstein is a Metaphor. A metaphor is a word or phrase that describes one thing being used to describe another. An example of a metaphor in Frankenstein is:
Doth walk in fear and dread,
And having once turned round walks on,
And turns no more his head;
Because he knows, a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread."
This metaphor first describes his watery eyes and then goes on to describe the dun-white sockets in which they were set.
"his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set"
Mary Shelley also uses Imagery in Frankenstein. Imagery is Language that apeals to the senses. An example of Imagery in the story is:
"I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs."In this example of imagery you can see inside your head the eye of the creature opening and you can see the convulsive motion that agitated his limbs.
In conclusion, Mary Shelley used many different types of Literary Elements. Among these are similes, metaphors, and imagery. Her writing was influenced by many other writers and inspired other writers to write as she did.
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