Kate Chopin's Short Stories

What are the literary elements of the story?

the story of an hour

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***imagery***- scene outside the window; something new approaches her

symbolism - open window, closed door, spring, clouds w/ patches in them as the light

comes through


irony - she finds the relief in Mallard's death but becomes heart-broken in the end, as

a result of the fact that he's alive

metaphor - like the goddess of Victory- descending the stairs (she subjugates society;

society decreases in her independent life)