Rhetorical Devices in The Outcasts of Poker Flat

Rhetorical Devices Examples in The Outcasts of Poker Flat:

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"the “Duchess”; another, who had won the title of “Mother Shipton”; and “Uncle Billy,”..."   (The Outcasts of Poker Flat)

Note that the real names of these “expatriated” characters have been withheld and that they are instead referred to by the titles they are most well-known by in town. We see these characters through the eyes of the townspeople, a rhetorical strategy that suggests that these character’s reputations define their identities to a certain extent. Note that Mr. Oakhurst is referred to by his real name, setting him apart from the others who have been banished.