Literary Devices in Friendship
Oxymorons, Nature-based Metaphors, and Allusions: Throughout “Friendship,” Emerson employs various literary techniques to convey his message. He uses oxymoronic language and phrases to demonstrate the paradoxical nature of friendship, nature-based metaphors and similes to signify the importance of developing and maintaining impermeable friendships, and allusions to touch on themes regarding the virtues of friendship. Detailed explanations for each of these various literary techniques can be found in their respective analysis sections.
Literary Devices Examples in Friendship:
"We will meet as though we met not, and part as though we parted not...." See in text ("Friendship")