The Slaughterhouse Five

Centuries apart Robert Herrick and Robert Frost wrote poems illustrating the brevity of life.  “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Herrick and “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Frost are the two poems which address the limited time humanity, especially the time of youth, has to spend in this life.  Both authors use nature to … Read more

The Slaughter House Five

The Use of Literary Devices in Kurt Vonneguts Slaughterhouse-five Kurt Vonnegut used many literary devices in his novel Slaughterhouse-five.  These different devices serve to carry his varying themes through the story.  He uses a system of two narratives that separates himself from the story, also there is the repetition of certain phrases which cycle you … Read more