Ickabog

Ickabog Literary Elements

Genre

Fairytale, Children’s story

Setting and Context

The Kingdom of Cornucopia

Narrator and Point of View

Third-person omniscient narrator

Tone and Mood

Light-hearted, slight mystery

Protagonist and Antagonist

King Fred is the protagonist, Lord Spittleworth and the Ickabog are the main antagonists

Major Conflict

The Ickabog is said to be roaming the Marshlands, and the king wants to be made famous by killing it.

Climax

Not yet revealed

Foreshadowing

The role of the Ickabog in the Kingdom of Cornucopia is foreshadowed at the end of Chapter 2 when the narrator remarks it is the “They lived in the happiest kingdom in the world. What harm could the Ickabog do?”

Understatement

Lord Spittleworth’s maliciousness is understated at the beginning of the story, as we later see he is highly manipulative of King Fred and cruel to the people of Cornucopia.

Allusions

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Imagery

Rowling uses highly descriptive language, especially to describe characters when they are first introduced. This makes them more lifelike and memorable for young readers.

Paradox

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Parallelism

Bert and Daisy parallel each other because they both lose a parent due to King Fred's vanity. Lady Eslanda and Captain Goodfellow parallel one another because both are clever and willing to stand up to Lord Spittleworth.

Metonymy and Synecdoche

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Personification

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