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In the novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, many examples for different literary devices are presented. Granted the examples may be subtle and relatively hard to notice to the untrained reader, however the way it is put together is the most interesting part of all.
One literary device presented throughout the whole novel is foreshadowing. One where foreshadowing is shown is in the quote,”…trying to ignore the stabbing pains in his forehead.” This a good example because to many they may think that its just another piece of the story, but in all reality it’s a sign of something to come because it divulges away from the current event to talk about a pain. Another instance in which foreshadowing is in the quote, “…there was a hooded figure dripping blood in it.” This quote is from when harry was thinking about his dream that has been reccurring. It is foreshdowing because his dreams have tended to be about the past and how his parents were killed so the fact that hes having dreams like this obviously shows that there may be something going to happen. Although foreshadowing is a predominant literary device in the story there are many other devices used.
While there are many literary devices shown throughout the novel one of the most common and easy to notice device is when the author presents an antagonist or the “bad guy”. the antagonist is basically anybody apposing the main character or “the good guy”. an instance in which an antogonist is revealed is in the quote where malfoy was talking bad about harry. “he was looking over at harry as he spoke, crabbe and goyle chuckled”. this reveals an antagonist by having a character talk poorly to another character, building a hatred. Others scenes in the story present other possible antagonists such as proffesser snape. There is an action that snape had done that was subtle but it raised suspicion, “snape was sweeping about in his usual bad temper.” this quote points out that snape is usually...