Although this helps to add to the eerie feel of the story, it is to be expected. Another line that appeals to the emotions is, “THUMP, THUMP. The loud noise happened again, and a small scream escaped her mouth… THUMP, there it goes again, somebody is up there! (Castle of Spirits, 14)” This is the point in the story where the action is just starting to build up and make you want to read more. Lines like these are those thrill-seeking points that make you want to read more and find out what happens next. This urban legend has a good appeal to pathos and makes you want to keep reading it until the very end.
To see the wind, with a man his eyes, it is unpossible, the nature of it is so fine, and subtle; yet this experience of the wind had I once myself, and that was in the great snow that fell four years ago: I rode in the highway betwixt Topcliff-upon-Swale, and Borowe Bridge, the way being somewhat trodden afore, by wayfaring men.
The author uses many details of sights and sounds in the book, The Boys in the Boat. This book is filled with detailed descriptions. In the beginning of the story, you could feel the tension of the story. All of the boys were vying for one of the 9 seats on the boat. On page 45 it states, “ Rain pelted their bare heads and shoulders. Their oars slapped against the wind-tossed waves, spraying icy water back into their faces, stinging their eyes. Their hands grew so numb that they could never be sure they had a proper hold on their oars. They could not feel their ears or noses.” This quote makes the reader shiver and feel the
This passage is an extract from Joseph O’ Connor’s Star of the sea which was penned in the year 2002. The passage makes use of a third person narrative view point as a result of which the readers are provided with a vivid image of passengers aboard a stormy sea ship. The passage talks about a ship afloat a stormy sea and how the passengers on the deck are caught unaware due to this storm. The author uses a descriptive style of writing with short crisp sentences that heighten the pace of the story. In the last two paragraphs however, the author uses longer sentences that signal a slower pace and show the readers that the storm has died down for the time being. The author has interspersed the action with 2 dialogues. It is interesting to
Didion describes the Pacific as “ominously glossy” and mentions the “eerie absence of surf”. The use of the words ‘ominous’ and ‘eerie’ set a frightening mood. The people respond to the uneasy environment the winds create. The author’s neighbor “roamed the place with a machete”, claiming he “heard a trespasser” one night and “the next a rattlesnake.” Uneasy due to the threat of the winds, the man carries around a weapon and begins acting in a strange manner. The atmosphere of the winds, which the author describes through her diction, causes an odd change of behavior in
"There was no breeze. The sea was as flat as a plate-glass window. We were drawing near the island then. What I felt was a-a mental chill; a sort of sudden dread." (Connell 2).
Finally looking at them he stared and slowly placed the paper at the top of his cluttered desk, turning to the two men and sighed the first words, "More of this madness.” Gazing out the window he continued, “For months this town has been unsettled and upset because of these damn requests and these damn ships. Were you present yesterday at the fight at the waterfront?” They shook their head no. “Over the most unbelievable thing,” he shook his head as if scolding school boys. “It seems that one of the sailors, a questionable man he must be, to go on this voyage and perhaps with a bit too much drink in him, told your Captain that,” here the shop keeper played the part of a drunk, “Aye, the 'La Gallega' was a most awkward ship for such a voyage!”
This is clearly exaggeration because there is no doubt that the small poor town could not afford such lavish gifts. Pedro saying that the pain in his groin had reached his throat and how he could not sleep for eleven months are signs of magical realism. The narrator said that he believed him when he said these things.
In the first place, the author used sinister language to paint Skidmore as a suspicious person, competent of murdering his brother. "He always wore a black overcoat and hats that were
Throughout the book, the author has many mishaps, but in the end she is able to gain an insightful view into the culture of this small Danish community. The reader learns that through misfortunes that you share with others, you can gain their trust and friendship. She also teaches the reader the meaning of important anthropological terms by outlining a specific term in each chapter. Overall, the best part of the book is the point that even if an aspiring anthropologist struggles in the field, with enthusiasm and an inquiring mind, they can still learn a lot and accomplish great
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The narrator did at the beginning of the story suggested that he was not reliable, because his words were somehow self-contradictory, and he seemed to be mentally disturbed, if not tortured. He described his experience as "the most wild” and "the most homely", so he "neither expect nor solicit belief", for his "very senses reject their own evidence”, but he was pretty sure he was not mad and that he did not dream. The two adjectives he used to describe his experience are contradictory, thus putting readers at sea. Then he explained that he did not expect readers to believe his story because he himself did not believe it either. Yet he denied the possibility that his narration was unreliable by claiming that he was neither mad nor dreaming.
But little do you know is that this place has a very darker side than we really know. We believe this place is so innocent and so nice and peaceful but we are wrong. This place is haunted and most people don 't even know this.
from the poem in the book. They were made to think there was a killer on the loose there and