Analysis

In the following pages, we will analyze the structure and language of the novella The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The seemingly simple structure of the work turns out to be complex due to its temporal structure and its flashbacks.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry uses numerous stylistic devices with which he gives the seemingly simple text a deeper meaning. Symbols and motifs also play a special role in the text and are analyzed in the following pages. Certain actions also have a strong symbolic meaning. Contrasts are also important, as the author builds his novella on the contrast between childhood and adulthood and between appearance versus reality.

We will also focus on narrator and point of view, physical and time setting, and on the drawings which are very important for the understanding of the work.

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