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.