Tuesday, May 28, 2013
ACE - pattern #1
The first two sentences are a perfect example of the transition between how stressful the situation was and and how peaceful it became. "Scarcely a breath of wind disturbed the stillness of the day and the long row of cabbages were bright green in the sunlight" is the first example. the author uses the terms 'scarcely,' 'disturbed,' and 'stillness' creating the mental image of a boring stiff place. The sentence following "Large white clouds drifted slowly across the deep blue sky" provides a different insight. it created a sort of ambiance that felt at rest. Imagery is very evident in these two sentences. Another transition would be in on page 235 in my packet. "The bashings, biting and blood were to operate in full swing until he came home." and "...he never failed to have a sense of godhead at the way in which his presence could change savages into fairly reasonable human beings." It went from the stressed physical abuse to telling about Brille being gifted enough to change people in a positive way.