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This paper will discuss the rhetorical differences and stylistic effects used in the two passages about the Galapagos Island To begin with the first passage describes the lack of vegetation found on the Galapagos Island using vivid language in an informational form When the author first arrives at the island she expresses that nothing could be less inviting At first sight there seems to be little signs of life In line 10 from the passage she states The dry and parched surface being heated by the noonday sub gave the air a sultry feeling like that from a stove Here she uses a simile to describe the high temperature in the island In line 15 she states The brushwood appears from a short distance as leafless as our trees during winter This describes the lack of vegetation in the island she uses a metaphor to compare it to our trees during winter Then she realizes that not only are the plants in full leaf but that many were in flower The vegetation was in bloom but it appeared almost dead Furthermore the second passage describes how empty and lifeless the island is using a poetic style With words like solitariness and vacant the author describes the conditions of the island In line 5 from the passage the author points out A group rather of extinct than isles looking much as the world at large might after a penal conflagration The author is comparing the isles to the world after a burning fire She goes on to talk about the abandoned cemeteries and old cities tumbling to their ruin In line 31 the author states cut by the equator they know not autumn and they know not spring In this line the author uses poetry to describe the never changing forests They never see autumn or spring because of their location
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