What are the literary devices in this quote: “We called him The Shah at first. Not that we knew where he came from, just that he looked a bit dark, sounded funny and looked at us as if he was about to have us beheaded.”
This not a literary device but a rhetorical device and logical fallacy in which it is assumed that [first premise] a person who looks dark and sound funny is [second premise] an executioner like a king. Therefore, they called that person The Shah [claim] — an eastern name for a cruel king. It is called association fallacy.