Literary Devices in Crime and Punishment
In addition to metaphors, similes, and others, one of the more notable literary devices that Dostoevsky employs is the use of an omniscient, third-person point of view. While readers are largely limited to Raskolnikov’s inner thoughts, this use of perspective provides readers with intimate perspective on the relationships between Raskolnikov and others, emphasizing both the internal and external conflicts he faces.
Literary Devices Examples in Crime and Punishment:
Part I - Chapter I🔒
Part I - Chapter II🔒
"wax before the face of the Lord; even as wax melteth!..." See in text (Part I - Chapter II)