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1984

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Literacy

1984-IY2JUY

Which of the following literary devices and explanations BEST represents the following small passage?

Do you know that Newspeak is the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year… the whole range on Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought…

A

This statement can be seen as ironic because people are usually encouraged to build upon and expand their vocabulary and knowledge of the spoken words; however, the Party is attempting to stifle this desire in order to limit the citizens' free range of thinking.

B

This statement can be seen as a paradox because while one would consider the lack of expanding one's vocabulary to be a negative, it actually works better because all of the citizens will be able to communicate effectively on the same level.

C

This statement can be seen as an oxymoron because the fact that the language is large and widely known makes it virtually impossible for it to become unknown.

D

This statement can be considered a flashback because it's addressing what has already been inplemented by the Party in respects to limiting the language and establishing a more narrow selection of terminology.

E

This statement can be considered foreshadowing because it's addressing what is going to be implemented by the Party in respects to limiting the language and establishing a more narrow selection of terminology.