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A Look at How Hey Come on Out and Snow Use Order to Create an Effect When writing a story there are many main keys to what and how an author can write it There is a style of writing that includes placing the events of the story in certain places which create an interest The variation of placing different events at different times not only creates interest but also brings meaning to the events that occur at a later time of the story Author Ann Beattie with her story Snow and Author Shinichi Hoshi with his story He-y Come on Ou-t both show the significance of the arrangement of events The order brings out details slowly to show the purpose of the story which could include a message lesson or moral In the story Snow by Ann Beattie the method of arranging the events is played throughout Most of the story is told in the past tense which eventually leads to the present The story uses the phrase I remember which indicates that the Narrator is stating that the story will start off with events that occurred in the past Just like the first phrase of the story that identifies this text to start in the past there are many other words that show the past tense being used Some phrases are it was When we and I thought It is the beginning of a flashback that continues until the last part of the story The use of the flashback in this story is significant as there is a problem or tragedy that is displayed at the end The flashback builds up slowly releasing small details at a time not giving away the whole idea of the story This style brings suspense into the story and makes the reader question why what the narrator is saying is important Along with the reader asking questions it
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