How does the author gain our interest in the openi

ng pages of ”'”Red Skyin the Morning’?
By Nathanael Organ
In ‘Red Sky in the Morning’ the author gains our interest by using similes
and metaphors. The simile in the introduction that is most noticeable is
“It was like starting up a video again after a freeze frame.” I feel that
the most important word is ‘starting’ because it is simple yet powerful and
adds a lot of interest as it adds motion to the sentence. It also adds
worry to the sentence so the reader wonders, “What’s all the worrying for?”
Freeze frame is important because without the word the sentence would be
dull and lifeless. That is because it is interesting as it is seldom heard
and adds life and power.


The writer gets my interest also by using adjectives. The quotation I have
chosen is “probably dying, in the most awful agony.” I feel the most
important word is awful as it is an illiterate phrase (awful agony!) and it
is exciting because it describes the situation more clearly and exaggerates
it as well! “Dying,” is also important as it is also exaggerated and
powerful as it is extreme in saying it is terminating ones’ life.


Elizabeth Laird grabs our attention by using verbs. I have chosen “Dad
grabbed his jacket.” I think the most important section of this quotation
is “grabbed.” That is because it is an important verb. It is sudden and
rushed giving the impression people around are panicky and rushed.


The novelist acquires my attention by using suspense, especially unanswered
questions. The quotation is as follows: “And please hurry.” “Hurry.” Is the
word that emphasises the point most as it is suspending. It seizes my
attention because “hurry,” literally means rush and while the person who
has been told to rush is hurrying the other is in a suspense of panic.


Laird grabs our thought by using emotions. The piece I find most emotional
is “She gave a smile.” The word “smile,” is most important because it is an
emotional word as it gives a sense of warmth and happiness. It is also
important because it is the subject of the sentence and the sentence orbits
around it.


The author makes the book interesting with the use of character detail. The
piece that grabbed my attention was “He looked perfectly ridiculous.” I
think the character detail in this sentence is “ridiculous.” I think this
because it gives a glimpse of what the character looks like. It also gives
me the impression he is rushed and impatient. This gives a sense of worry.


Simple sentences are used to add impact or humour. “I didn’t even run,” was
the quotation. “Even is the word in the sentence that is impacting and
powerful. That is because it emphasises the point that she was being
parental, possibly even more than her parents by being calm and motherly.


This assessment was written by Nathanael Organ and edited by Miss Jackson.

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