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FORESHADOWING

 

There are several other literary devices that pop up at various times in the story. The most prevalent one is foreshadowing which frequently presents clues of something that will happen later in the novel. Some examples of foreshadowing include:

1.) The mini-prologue prepares us for a serious event which will take place in the lives of John and Lorraine.

2.) Lorraine’s still eyes as described by John foreshadows how important the..............

.............. 11.) John’s less than flattering descriptions of the emotional problems of many of the guests at the party prepares us for the party to............

IRONY

Another element that is important to note is irony - when something happens, or is seen, or is heard that we may know, but the characters do not, or that appears opposite of what is expected. Some examples of irony include:

1.) Lorraine is insistent that John not curse in the record they are writing of their time with Mr. Pignati. This is ironic, because cursing is the least of the bad decisions they both make throughout the novel............


............... 10.) The ones who show the most agonizing grief are not the humans, but the monkeys.

 

The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

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