Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Imagery paragraph - Fever by Lauren DeStafano


1. I selected this paragraph because although it is only a few short sentences it is full of constant description. I feel like I can really see and imagine the situation even though the imagery used is not super complicated. It appealed to me because I like to be able to put myself into the story while reading and the description in this passage and the rest of the chapter really allowed me to do this.
2. Most common in this passage is visual imagery, which is used to describe the setting, expressions and other important details about characters.
3.I think the best snippet of imagery in this passage is "I swear I can see my outline repeated in each of her too-white teeth." It is effective because it is very simple but gives the passage an anxious tone. The author does not have to use extensive amounts of long, confusing descriptive language but is still able to paint a picture in your mind of what this moment would look like.
4. I think the paragraph has both positive and negative imagery which helps to create a very eerie feelings. There's momets where the sky can be described beautifully as "candied blue" but then Madame expression and her grin turn to a more negative type of imagery, such as "repeated in each of he too-white teeth."
5. There is a mood of anxiousness in this passage which is due to the mix of negative and postive imagery. You feel anxious for Rhine, wanting to know what Madame is going to do.
6. The purpose of this imagery is to give you an overall impression of what the carnival and Madame are like from Rhine's perspective. To see and feel the eeriness of what is to come.

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