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Writing with Mechanics As one creates a story the various techniques an author will use have a great impact on the story and the effect that it will have on the readers A piece of literature serves its purpose when it leaves the readers with a new impression or insight In the short story The Storm the author McKnight Malmar uses various writing mechanics in order to provide readers with a suspenseful setting With the use of imagery literature can achieve a greater purpose by leaving a person with a distinct image that allows a reader to greater empathize with the characters From the description of certain scenes the author creates an intense feeling of suspense The glimmer of white at the window behind the sheeting blur of rain had been - she was sure of it - a human facethere had been eyes staring back at her Not only can one commiserate with the characters feelings but also imagine the actual moment Another example of a clever description usage occurs when the readers are eager to have Janet uncover what lies in the depths of her trunk Her old trunk that stood against the wall was open just a crack from the crack came this tiny pinpoint of reflected light to prick the cellars gloomShe went toward it like a woman hypnotizedher old trunk had held the curled-up body of a woman Thus the readers can relate to the characters feelings of fear and anticipation making them more drawn to the story and its outcome Making the difference between whether or not a piece of literature makes an impact on the reader a main factor is wording also known as diction The idea that one perceives from a situation in a story depends on the word choice For instance one walking up stairs is not equivalent to when she almost flew up the stairs for one gains a greater sense of
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