I reaaally need help analysing several literary devices. Maybe you could give me any ideas?
I’m analysing the film “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (2014) and I need to find literary devices in it. By the way, I’m not a native speaker. In the following examples I’m giving my guesses:
- …of perhaps the most unlikely genius the world has ever known. (Is the phrase in bold metonymy/hyperbole/personification or neither of them?)
- Let’s just say, the Leaning Tower of Pisa wasn’t always leaning. (Could this be a pun? Or maybe epanalepsis?)
- I’ll stay, I’ll heel, I’ll even shake hands. (Is this anaphora/parallelism or isocolon?)
- If a boy can adopt a dog, I see no reason why a dog cannot adopt a boy. (Antimetabole or chiasmus?)
- I think we can file this night under “Unqualified Success.” (Could this be a metaphor?)
- Spoiler alert, King Tut dies young. (Could this be any kind of literary device?)
- Old “Flip-Flop Ra,” we call him here in the underworld. (What about this flip-flop Ra?)
- – Because I’m sitting here all day on my abbondanza! – I don’t think that means “chair” in Italian. (Could this insertion of a foreign word be any kind of literary device? I’m guessing it was not done without a reason…)
- Are you ready to get on the field, Shermanus? (Also this one. The real name is Sherman.)
- You may kiss the Grunion. (Also this modification of “You may kiss the bride”).
I’m not sure this is the right place to ask these questions… But I’m a little bit hopeless at this point.
Any kind of help would be welcome!