"“Oh, my Ga-od! Oh, my Ga-od! Oh, Ga-od! Oh, my Ga-od!”..."
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Fitzgerald again uses—and then distorts—epizeuxis, the repetition of a word or phrase without any intervening words in between, to capture the emotional intensity of the moment. The disruption of the pattern in the third of Wilson’s cries augments auditory imagery so that the reader can better experience his agony.
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"Daisy, gleaming like silver..."
See in text (Chapter VIII)
Nick’s narration of Gatsby’s story continues to portray Daisy as an icon of value instead of a person. “Gleaming like silver,” she herself embodies “the youth and mystery that wealth imprisons and preserves.” This almost-inhuman image of Daisy is framed as a natural—and desirable—result of her wealth, and largely explains the failure of the “safe and proud” upper class to recognize the “hot struggles of the poor” that make their privilege possible.