Ch 3: In Cold Blood Literary Devices

About This Chapter

Look at this chapter as you study the literary devices used in ''In Cold Blood''. Each lesson goes over the individual literary devices, and the lesson quizzes will evaluate your understanding of how these devices are used in a visual, artistic, and meaningful way throughout the novel.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the literary devices of In Cold Blood will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the literary devices. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing examples of allusions, similes, metaphors, and other literary devices in the novel
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the In Cold Blood Literary Devices chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary devices of In Cold Blood for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Rhetorical devices used in the text
  • Passages with figurative language
  • An analysis of quotes about imagery
  • Sensory imagery and animal imagery in the novel
  • Major metaphors within the text
  • The significance of similes, repetition, and allusions in the novel
  • Quotes that highlight foreshadowing
  • Verbal, situational, and dramatic irony in the novel

11 Lessons in Chapter 3: In Cold Blood Literary Devices
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Rhetorical Devices in In Cold Blood

1. Rhetorical Devices in In Cold Blood

In this lesson, we will examine the rhetorical devices that are used by author Truman Capote to change this true story of a murder in a rural town into the novel 'In Cold Blood.'

Figurative Language in In Cold Blood

2. Figurative Language in In Cold Blood

If you are reading ''In Cold Blood'', you may have noticed that some of the language is not meant to be taken literally. What does this mean? In this lesson, we will take a look at what figurative language is and even discuss a few examples from the story.

Imagery in In Cold Blood: Examples, Quotes & Analysis

3. Imagery in In Cold Blood: Examples, Quotes & Analysis

Truman Capote's evocative imagery in ''In Cold Blood'' appeals to the reader's senses. Some of the imagery contrasts the beautiful landscape to the horrible murders of the Clutter family, while other imagery helps reveal the mind of a killer.

In Cold Blood Sensory Imagery

4. In Cold Blood Sensory Imagery

In this lesson, we will examine sensory imagery and how Truman Capote uses it to turn the true story of the murder of a Kansas family into the dramatic novel, 'In Cold Blood.'

In Cold Blood Animal Imagery

5. In Cold Blood Animal Imagery

Do you have strong emotional associations with a particular animal, or recurring dreams involving animals? ''In Cold Blood'' has some unusual and intriguing animal imagery. We'll learn about the main examples in the novel and what they reveal about the novel's themes and characters.

In Cold Blood Metaphors

6. In Cold Blood Metaphors

Sometimes authors use metaphors to make vivid descriptions, while there are other times that authors have another purpose, such as making characterizations. In this lesson, we will examine some of the metaphors in ''In Cold Blood'' by Truman Capote.

Simile in In Cold Blood

7. Simile in In Cold Blood

In his book, ''In Cold Blood,'' Truman Capote uses many different techniques to help paint vivid pictures. For example, he uses similes to help describe the story. In this lesson, we will take a look at exactly what a simile is, and we will focus on three solid examples from the book.

Allusions in In Cold Blood

8. Allusions in In Cold Blood

In this lesson, we will examine some examples of historical and literary allusions, including Biblical allusions from Truman Capote's nonfiction drama, 'In Cold Blood.'

Repetition in In Cold Blood

9. Repetition in In Cold Blood

In this lesson, we will examine Truman Capote's use of repetition in ''In Cold Blood'', his nonfiction novel about a murder in a small town. Descriptions of both the characters and the settings are emphasized through this literary technique.

In Cold Blood Foreshadowing: Quotes & Examples

10. In Cold Blood Foreshadowing: Quotes & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine one of the literary devices, foreshadowing, that is used by Truman Capote in ''In Cold Blood'' to create a suspenseful nonfiction novel of murder.

Irony in In Cold Blood: Dramatic, Situational & Verbal

11. Irony in In Cold Blood: Dramatic, Situational & Verbal

In this lesson, we will examine examples of dramatic, verbal, and situational irony from Truman Capote's nonfiction crime novel about the Clutter family murder, 'In Cold Blood.'

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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