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09/04/2019

What are all the literary devices/elements used in The Killers by Ernest Hemingway?

QUESTION
What are all the literary devices/elements used in The Killers by Ernest Hemingway?
i need to know alllllll the vices used in the story thinks like similes,themes, metaphors symbols, foreshadowing ANYTHING that is a literary element in the story!! just list as much as you can PLEASE can you help?/ i PROMISE to choose best answer if you help me out the most! 🙂

ANSWER
“The Killers” is a short story by Ernest Hemingway. It first appeared to the public in 1927 in Scribner’s Magazine. How much Hemingway received for the literary piece is unknown, but some sources state it was $200. Historians have some documents showing that the working title of the piece was “The Matadors.” After its appearance in Scribner’s, the story was published in Men Without Women, Snows of Kilimanjaro and The Nick Adams Stories. The writer’s depiction of the human experience, his use of satire, and the everlasting themes of death, friendship, and the purpose of life have contributed to make “The Killers” one of Hemingway’s most famous and frequently anthologized short stories.

The story features Nick Adams, a famous Hemingway character from his short stories. In this story, Hemingway shows Adams crossing over from teenager to adult. The basic plot of the story involves a pair of criminals that enter a restaurant seeking to kill a boxer who is hiding out for reasons unknown (probably for not cooperating with the proposed rigging of a fight).

http://www.bookrags.com/The_Killers_%28short_story%29 : Includes The Killers summary, character analysis, themes, style, historical context, critical overview, essays, media adaptations, compare and contrast, topics for further study, and sources.