Literary Devices in A Jury of Her Peers
Glaspell employs metaphor and metonymy to use the domestic sphere of the home as a symbol for the mental state of the female characters. When Mrs. Hale examines the furniture in the Wright’s home, the narrator describes it as “dishevelled” and “unkempt.” This imagery underscores Minnie’s troubled psychological state within her unhappy marriage. Symbolism is further explored when the two women examine a broken bird cage in the kitchen. The violence suggested by the mangled door of the cage symbolizes John’s cruel, forceful control over his wife and foreshadows his death.
Literary Devices Examples in A Jury of Her Peers:
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""I've never liked this place. Maybe because it's down in a hollow and you don't see the road...." See in text (Text of the Story)
"The thought of Minnie Foster trying to bake in that oven—and the thought of her never going over to see Minnie Foster—...." See in text (Text of the Story)
"which the county attorney's disdainful push of the foot had deranged...." See in text (Text of the Story)
"Harry was Mrs. Hale's oldest boy..." See in text (Text of the Story)