Section A - Anthology - From "Touching the Void"

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From "Touching the Void"

"Touching the void" - achieving the unachievable - metaphor - paradoxical - the void is nothingness so an impossible task 

"Joe's account" - made to seem more heroic - injuries are explained in more detail - does not talk much about Simon, only himself

"Shattering blow in my knee" - onomatopoeiac word used - immediate words - impact on reader 

"Ruptured" "Twisted" "Crushed" - lines of 3

"I'm dead" - said in both men's accounts 

"Dark" - repetition 

"Maybe I've just ripped something" - in denial about his injuries

"My knee exploded" - natural object put into an


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