English Quotes - Prose Fiction

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  • PROSE FICTION
    • The First Casualty - Ben Elton
      • "The solder was laden like a pack mule"
        • simile
        • Short, blunt sentence
        • Dramatic start
        • Animalistic imagery
        • Slow tone mirrors movement of soldier
          • Through complex sentences
        • No identity
          • Repetition of "pack mule"
      • "cursing this ponderous beast of burden"
        • Harsh language
        • Animalistic imagery
          • Metaphor
        • Plosive alliteration - 'b' sound
      • "And so the man drowned in the mud. Dead and buried in a single moment"
        • Short sentences
          • Represents how quickly it happened
        • Unpredict-ability  of death
        • Defeated by the conditions
        • Conditions are enemy
    • The Ghost Road - Pat Barker
      • "the subdued, brownish light of a November dawn"
        • Opening line sets tone of misery
        • Irony
          • Dawn brings life
      • "It's not worth it"
        • Futility of war
        • Life not worth living
        • Rather have death
        • Tension build
      • "Oh, it is worth it, it is"
        • Higher command response
        • Repetition
          • Desperation
        • Dismissive tone towards son
          • Defensive
      • "damaged brains and drooping mouths"
        • Physical effects
        • Horrific reality
        • Results of war
      • "I can't stand much more of this"
        • Major Hallet
          • Dismissive
          • Lack of  compassion
      • "And then suddenly it was over"
        • Short, sharp, blunt sentence
        • Sudden
          • Tension signifies the end
            • No elaboration of death
        • Just another soldier
      • "young girl turn aside to hide her expression of relief"
        • Nurse
        • Caring
        • Compassion
        • Pitiful
        • Thankful
    • Not So Quiet - Helen Zenna Smith
      • “I have schooled myself”
        • Repetition
        • Must adapt
        • Not come naturally
      • “breed women like my mother and Mrs. Evans-Mawnington”
        • Ridiculing
        • Animalistic
          • Dog
        • People/  women's fault back home
      • "exhibits" & "example"
        • Museum attraction
      • "heroes"
        • Repetition
        • Naïve approach
      • “They are not singing now, you will observe”
        • Patriotic feeling no longer exists
        • Nonsense
      • "He will die"
        • Certain death
      • “It isn’t pretty to see a hero spewing up his life’s blood in public, is it?”
        • Rhetorical question
        • Notion of heroism does not exist
        • Sarcastic tone
      • “even if he is minus a limb or two. A most unfortunate occurrence!”
        • Sarcasm
        • Mocking higher command
          • Mocking their sentiments and   comments
      • “raving, blaspheming creature screaming filthy words”
        • MORE BITTER
        • Animalistic
        • Dramatic
      • “head-less body running on and on, with blood spurting from the trunk”
        • Reality
        • Graphic
      • “like a Jumping Jack worked by a jerking string”
        • Simile
        • Soldiers like a toy
      • "You can't watch him? Why not? Why not?"
        • Intensity grows through
          • Questionning
          • Repetition
          • Quicker pace
        • Bitter tone

Comments

Dominic Langer

Thank you, Niamh. Very useful resource. 

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