Literary Devices in The Old Nurse's Story
Frame Story: “The Old Nurse’s Story” is an example of a frame story, in which an outer story—”the frame”—sets the stage to tell another story within the first. In “The Old Nurse’s Story,” the text’s narrator is a caregiver named Hester who was once in charge of a toddler named Rosamond. Hester’s current audience is Rosamond’s children; she tells them a story set in Rosamond’s childhood, which serves as the inner narrative of the frame story. Another layer of storytelling is added when the servant Dorothy recounts an incident in previous years, which Hester in turn summarizes to her audience.
Literary Devices Examples in The Old Nurse's Story:
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"it might not be true, or it might, what she had been told...." See in text (The Old Nurse's Story)
"I would have gone with the little child to the end of the world...." See in text (The Old Nurse's Story)
"(that was the baby, who is now your mother)..." See in text (The Old Nurse's Story)