Fitzgerald uses a range of syntax devices in order to tell his story, "The Great Gatsby". Here, we will focus on:
Fitzgerald makes extensive use of repetition.
For example, when Nick meets Daisy he writes “Daisy made an attempt to rise – she leaned slightly forward with a conscientious expression – then she laughed, an absurd, ...
Fitzgerald also frequently uses parallelism as a device. In describing Gatsby's parties, he writes “every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruiterer in New York – every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulpless halves.”