All the Pretty Horses

can you PLEASE list 3 literary techniques used in the passage below and answer a question?

the passage is:

"As he turned to go he heard the train. He stopped and waited for it. He could feel it under his feet. It came boring out of the east like some ribald satellite of the coming sun howling and bellowing in the distance and the long light of the headlamp running through the tangled mesquite brakes and creating out of the night the endless fenceline down the dead straight right of way and sucking it back again wire and post mile on mile into the darkness after where the boilersmoke disbandedslowly along the faint new horizon and the sound came lagging and he stood still holding his hat in his hands in the passing ground-shudder watching it till it was gone" (pg.1 ATPH)

Choose one of the literary techniques used in this passage and answer this Question: how does this change the literal meaning of the text? Does it establish theme, motif setting or charecter? how?

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coming sun howling and bellowing in the distance- personification.

endless fenceline-hyperbole

his hat in his hands-alliteration

Again, like my last answer, McCarthy is a very lyrical writer. His prose is often sparse but filled with imagery to which he creates through literary techniques.



thank you Aslan!  you are very smart!