Jonathan Safran Primer

Decent Essays
I have chosen “A Primer for the Punctuation of Heart Disease” By Jonathan Safran Foer. This short story in which the author proposes a new way of punctuating dialog to tell the story in unspoken aspects and meanings, and put them into conversations, within a family, whom has had forty-two heart attacks. The “silence mark” stands for the absence of language. The “willed silence mark” demonstrates silence. The “insistent question mark” explains one family member’s refusal to yield to a willed silence. The “upside down exclamation point” is the opposite of an exclamation point. Placed at the end of a sentence, the “pedal point” signifies a through that dissolves into a suggestive silence. “snowflake” is used at the end of a familial phrase “I’m
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