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Title:
The function of simile in Remarque's "Im Westen nichts Neues"
Author:
De Leeuw, Howard
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Erich Maria Remarque's use of simile in Im Westen nichts Neues contributes greatly to the depth of the narrative and dispels the notion that this anti-war novel is nothing more than a simple soldier's account of the First World War. Definitions of simile and metaphor have existed since Aristotle. This study, however, treats simile as the literary equal of metaphor. Simile can be an even more powerful literary device than metaphor when cleverly and properly used. Remarque purposefully chose his more than 150 similes, many containing animal or nature images. Nearly all are used to show vividly and honestly war's reality while at the same time dismissing war's glory as a lie. Remarque also employs simile for antithesis. Seen through the perspective of the author, Remarque, and the narrator, Paul Baumer, the many similes represent the development Baumer undergoes up until the story's tragic end.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Remarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970. -- Im Westen nichts neues.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; German
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Richter, Roland

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe function of simile in Remarque's "Im Westen nichts Neues"en_US
dc.creatorDe Leeuw, Howarden_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leeuw, Howarden_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractErich Maria Remarque's use of simile in Im Westen nichts Neues contributes greatly to the depth of the narrative and dispels the notion that this anti-war novel is nothing more than a simple soldier's account of the First World War. Definitions of simile and metaphor have existed since Aristotle. This study, however, treats simile as the literary equal of metaphor. Simile can be an even more powerful literary device than metaphor when cleverly and properly used. Remarque purposefully chose his more than 150 similes, many containing animal or nature images. Nearly all are used to show vividly and honestly war's reality while at the same time dismissing war's glory as a lie. Remarque also employs simile for antithesis. Seen through the perspective of the author, Remarque, and the narrator, Paul Baumer, the many similes represent the development Baumer undergoes up until the story's tragic end.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectRemarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970. -- Im Westen nichts neues.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGermanen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRichter, Rolanden_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339205en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22499384en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1744441xen_US
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