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Style Analysis The author in this story Kevin McConnell states that his main consideration in writing The Road Beneath My Feet was to develop a style that would remain consistent throughout the entire story I feel that he accomplished this consistent style in a few different ways One way the author tried to accomplish this was by the way that he used his figures of speech Many of the authors statements were very similar if not exact For example the author says a few times that the dust would rise and choke me This figure of speech is repetitious which I feel is one way that the author tried to capture the consistent style that he was looking for Also the author said my pace was steady and rather fast This statement is also used repeatedly as another way that he develops this consistent style Another way the author develops his consistent style is in the way he describes certain images For example there are a few different occasions where his way of describing what he sees around him are similar to eachother in a way that they all make reference to the fact that the day is going by and it will soon reach dusk Like when he said the soft dew of morning which had glistened and twinkled on the blades of grass which grew in clumps by the side of road quietly disappeared This indicates that the day is going on At another point in the story the author makes reference to the shadows saying that they have grown longer which would indicate the sun was setting Also the author never exactly comes right out and says the obvious He uses his descriptive ways to give you an idea of what is going on or happening For example he never exactly says that the man he encounters on the road is an old man He just gives certain
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