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The Remains of the Day

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In a memorable episode in The Remains of the Day, Miss Kenton succeeds in extricating Mr. Stevens’s book from his jealously guarding hands. Then she remarks with some obvious relief and wonder that the book he was reading was “simply a sentimental love story.”

What literary device does Ishiguro employ here?

A

Figurative speech

B

Metafiction

C

Poetic digression

D

Pairing device

E

Parallelism