Contrast is used when Soto compares himself to Eve, a biblical character, when God punished her for stealing an apple from a sacred garden. Also in the first line of the story Soto explains he “knew enough about hell to stop me from stealing”, but later in the story he states that, “the best things in life come stolen.” It is obvious these two statements contrast each other. Soto also uses repetition in this story and starts off with the driver, Mrs. Hancock, and his mom who all “knew” that he had stolen the pie. The thing is “knew” is repeated too many times in too little writing. Also though I think using “knew” so many times brings out the element of diction into the narrative because by using the word so many times, it is obviously used to show how paranoid Soto was. The word pie is at least 14 times while “I” is also used at least 42 where in the third paragraph it is used to begin the last three sentences.
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