Player Piano ebook by Kurt Vonnegut - Rakuten Kobo

27/01/2015 · Kurt Vonnegut had his debut novel, Player Piano, published in 1952

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Self
All elements used in this were drawn by Janina Himmen
Symbols
The Player Piano in the saloon symbolizes the bigger picture of machines taking over people’s interests and desires.

Player Piano book by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true.
Kurt Vonnegut

War is a part of human nature
New words
Antic
(Noun)- an attention-drawing often wildly playful funny act
We'll have no more of your antics young man
Wistful
(adj)- having or showing sad thoughts and feelings about something that you want to have or do and especially about something that made you happy in the past
He looked wistfully at the harbor
Envy
(noun)-the feeling of wanting to have what someone else has
someone or something that causes envy
The beggar look at the rich man with envy

Integrated
(adj)-having different parts working together as a unit
The machines were so well integrated into society they couldn't replace them
Appalling
(adj)-very bad in a way that causes fear, shock, or disgust
The thought that he was a murderer was appalling
Literary Devices
Metaphor- a comparison between two things without the use of like or as

The Player piano is a metaphor
Literary Devices
Alliteration-the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Paul Proteus
Literary Devices
Personification- giving inhuman objects human characteristics
"Checker Charley wizzed and wirred and breathed..."
Dystopian Society
A dystopian society is a community or society that is in some important way undesirable or frightening.

The piano can be played by "the rankest of amateurs, and the greatest of virtuosos" (Swan 41); so even if a person is not very intelligent, a simple tune can easily be learned....