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Enduring love

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Enduring love The passage evolves around a picnic, which is disturbed by an event, in which 'a shout is heard'. This is significant within the novel as it is the moment where everything changes for the narrator. The event occurs whilst the couple, 'Clarissa' and the narrator, are having a picnic. I can see this as they are 'sitting under a 'turkey oak', and she 'passes him the bottle'. They then 'heard a man's shout', which he 'was running towards'. Later on we find out that they are all running after a 'balloon'. The fact that the narrator keeps referring to 'I' and 'we', it is almost as if he feels the need to talk about his exact actions. ...read more.


It hooks the reader by the series by giving us clues along the way, 'the beginning is simple to mark' suggesting though it is easy to understand now it will get harder. This keeps the audience waiting and desperate to know more, exactly what is it this man has taken so long to 'describe'. I would like to state that the reader expectations from this novel are high, 'I'm holding back delaying information', as I have motioned above the audience feels something immense is going to happen therefore they are keen to know. The style of the passage, is formal, 'I don't recall dropping a corkscrew', not forgetting to mention very descriptive. ...read more.


Imagery is quite central to the novel, it is informing in the way this is used, describing the balloon to be a 'catastrophe', 'a great ball of mozzarella' practically used everywhere showing the narrator is quite aware of the things round him. Sentences range from, 'I ran faster' to longer ones. Again this represents the writers English skills being able to use a variety of lengths, the example above is short for effect creating a fast pace beginning, adding an element of tension. To conclude I would like to say the passage is quite intriguing and leaves me the urge to find out exactly what happens in this novel that is so significant that, it is the 'pinprick'. I believe the author is successful in getting his point across and hooking the reader as I, for one am one. ...read more.

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