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The alliteration in this passage serves to deepen the metaphor.
the state of being dependent on something.
contour. . , that you must obey without any questions or excuses.
It is so familiar that even those who have not read it believe that they have and take for granted that they know about its main character and theme of the American Dream. . 1.
peremptory (plural peremptories) (law) A challenge to the admission of a juror , without the challenger needing to show good cause. Contingency.
Something was making him nibble at the edge of stale ideas as if his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished his peremptory heart. The Great Gatsby set the tone for the movement that defined American literature in the early decades well into the present day. Term. . The Great Gatsby Study Guide Vocabulary Use context clues or dictionary to define the terms according to its usage in the text.
Scott Fitzgeralds 1925 Jazz Age novel about the impossibility of recapturing the past, was initially a failure.
a person who lacks urban sophistication or broad-mindedness; of or associated with a province.