Language

The language of the short story “She Shall Not Be Moved” by Shereen Pandit is simple and easy to follow. The author employs narrative and descriptive passages but does not use dialogue. Instead, quotations are used; all we get are brief exchanges of replies:​

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Imagery

Visual imagery is employed by the author when readers are supposed to better visualise the characters or the setting. An example of visual imagery is noticeable in the following fragment, in which the appearance of the two white women is depicted in detail:

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Similes

Several similes help readers better visualise the way in which the characters act. For instance, when the narrator depicts the Somali woman and her determination to remain on the bus, we find out that she “looks like a haughty queen” and that “she stands there like a rock”. Also, another simile depicts her “hair covered with a veil, like 

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Symbols

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Repetition

The first fragment of the story is quite representative of the regret of the narrator upon witnessing an injustice and not doing anything about it. Notice that, in the fragment, 

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