Lexical field of darkness: "dark", "darkness", "looked toward the east for any light but there was none"
Monotone/Greyscale symbolism - "gray", "black"
Simile: "Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the world." - "Glaucoma" is a disease, with particular reference to blindness. The simile represents how the world is dying, not just the Father and Son.
"Like pilgrims in a fable swallowed up and lost among the inward parts of some granitic beast" - Reference to the man's dreams.
Incrementum: "Barren. Silent. Godless" - Incrementum is three points set apart that…