Literary Device from the great gatsby?

What literary devices are these:

Sad and Lovely

Paralyzed with happiness

absurd, charming laugh.

I'm thinking of talking about the juxtaposition of two words that are on opposite ends and the irony of them (is it verbal, situational or dramatic?)

1 Answer

  • Roger
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    They are paradoxes of a sort. Something that is sad is not usually considered lovely. Paralysis is highly negative; happiness is positive. A laugh that is absurd may be edgy and a little crazy; charm draws one closer, is enchanting and safe. None of these blendings is meant to suggest profundity or the quality of being riven or split; on the contrary, the unifying of opposites suggests glamour and grace. No extremes of emotion are involved. The touch is lightly ironic, as you say. It's verbal irony. Daisy utters the middle phrase, and the other two apply to Daisy (Nick says them) so they're all embodied in a person who is a little frivolous but also the romantic center of the story., the princess, Daisy Fay (Buchanan).

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