Touching the Void

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    • Active verbs (dramatic+intense)
      • 'I hit' "catapulted'
    • Slow verbs
      • Active verbs (dramatic+intense)
        • 'I hit' "catapulted'
      • 'Trudged'
    • 1st person narrative. Makes reflection intense and personal
      • Involves both of them
    • Short sentences
      • Rapid pace that reflects speed of the accident
    • Repetition to reflect and ellipses
      • 'my leg... my leg'
    • Use of ellipses to show broken thought. Illustrating his gradual realisation
      • '...if its broken... if...'
    • Gives clear description/overview of scene. Establishes where+how happened
    • Cold language- lacks emotion
      • 'he looked pathetic'
      • 'You're dead'
    • Rational+realistic. Lacks drama and emotion in Joe's. Reflected in concise sentences
      • 'I had no doubt about that'
    • Broken thought (ellipses)
    • Highly emotive language. Powerful, to understand pain
      • "Grotesque distortion"
      • "bones splitting"
    • Figurative language to explain the pain
      • "fierce burning"
    • Uses the power of three in order to show the pain.
      • "It was ruptured, twisted crushed,"
    • Short sentences in end reflect understanding
      • Both accounts end with short sentences in acknowledgement of reality
      • "I could get down...It didn't frighten me"
    • Both accounts end with short sentences in acknowledgement of reality

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