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One of the most important decisions that an author has to make when writing a story is how it is to be presented to the reader Whether its going to be a first or a third person narrative what kind of language is to be used and the writing style of the author himself play an immense role in the story In AP John Updikes detailed description of the world through Sammys eyes helps to bring out the theme onto a level at which the reader could relate to the story The use of figurative language in AP created a certain mood and atmosphere of Sammys world In the story Sammy gives names for everybody some of which were sheep cash-register-watchers bums and a Sunday-school-superintendent This in turn not only gave the reader an understanding of what the people he named were like but also gave a grasp of Sammys feelings about them Also the metaphors and similes used in this story give the reader a chance to use his own imagination and interpret them according to their own experiences Another aspect of this story that drew my attention was how the character Sammy himself observed every little detail about everything This technique again told the reader a lot about Sammy and created a climate in which the story is taking place One example is his description of the chunky girl in a bright green bathing suit He pointed out every little thing even her tan-line This much detail makes the story seem very intriguing and realistic People want to read about things that everybody notices but never talk aboutOne of the most important decisions that an author has to make when writing a story is how it is to be presented to the reader Whether its going to be a first or a third person narrative what kind of language is to be used and the writing style of the author himself play an
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