"not only was he the tallest, strongest, most virile and best-equipped man they had ever seen, but as they watched him he didn't even fit in their
imaginations" (marquez 1).
what literary device is used in this quote?
I believe the literary device is Figurative Language
When one uses figurative language, one does not mean the actual/literal meaning of what was said. Figurative language is just a figure of speech and is typically used to provide a better mental image to readers of what it is the writer is trying to convey by manner of exaggeration. Thus, because we all know that it is literally impossible for something to physically not be able to fit into an imagination, this is figuratively written—or figurative language.
I am tired of fighting.
Our chiefs are killed.
Looking Glass is dead.
Toohulhulsote is dead.
The old men are all dead.5
It is the young men who say no and yes.
He who led the young men is dead.
It is cold and we have no blankets.
The little children are freezing to death.
My people, some of them,10
Have run away to the hills
And have no blankets, no food.
No one knows where they are-
Perhaps they are freezing to death.
I want to have time to look for my children15
And see how many of them I can find.
Maybe I shall find them among the dead.
Hear me, my chiefs, I am tired.
My heart is sad and sick.
From where the sun now stands20
I will fight no more forever.
What is the figurative device the chief uses in line 19 to emphasize the depth of his despair?
the water represents a powerful force, and supports the idea that farquhar cannot escape his fate.
postive, comparative, superlative - good, better, best
recall how we defined nouns as words capable of having plurals and possessive endings. adjectives (and their first cousin, the adverb) also have a feature that distinguishes them. they come in three states. first, the raw adjective—in its positive state—merely describes the noun modified; it doesn’t care about how this particular person or thing stacks up against other members of the same noun class