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My Opinion; The Terrible Wave
In The Terrible Wave, by Marden Dahlstedt, I believe that she uses very descriptive writing when she describes the catastrophe that befell Johnstown in 1889. I think that the writing describes exactly how frightening the wave was for the residents of Johnstown, especially when they knew that they wouldn’t be able to gather their valuables and their loved ones before the wave would be on top of their house, and smashing it to a pile of jagged timbers. Marden Dahlstedt also describes the oily, crowded messes that floated in the large stream of rubble that engulfed Johnstown.
In those few minutes, in which Johnstown flooded, she packs in many pages of information, most of which are about the mess of rubble floating down the streets. In her description, she also states the following about the objects that seemed to fly around in the air on page 23, that I like be.”. . .it seemed as thought the air were filled with flying objects. Trunks whirled by, wicked-looking boards splintered with nails, showers of broken glass winged a thousand tiny arrows, . . .” Another thing in this book that I think is very interesting is her description of the rubble floating in the water on page 28,” The awful lurching had stopped. A piano drifted beside her, its white keys looking like a great grinning mouth . . . It was a nightmare world. Nothing seemed real anymore.” I like this quote because I think that this is an example of how creative Marden is in her writing.
I believe that the writing style Marden Dahlstedt used in creating her book, The Terrible Wave, was very descriptive and made a boring, everyday object seem so exiting, scary, or interesting, like in chapter. I think that the style that Marden Dahlstedt uses is amazing literature in almost every way, and that everybody who can should read this book to see how she expresses her talent.
Article posted January 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM •
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Can I just say, that, is very impressive.
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