close reading Chapter 1 from The Handmaid’s Tale

Some hints on things to look for:
Setting (both place and time)
Order of ideas…begins in vivid detail; ends in darkness.
Desire, sex, youth and freedom (excitement and possibility).
Irony (yearning; out of reach)
Remember to consider language, narrative (who’s telling the story and how it is being told), syntax (order of words), and literary devices and features.

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