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To have the last seconds of life be upfront and simply wondering if it is reality or a dream the mind made to put the body at ease is horrid and terrifying The story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce creates a wonder of the brain and questions how the last moments of life could be if they were brought on by murder Bierce employs to create and maintain suspense in his short story by the suspense of arrangement imagery and super natural events Capturing the attention with the detail he puts in creating pictures for the mindBeing able to know hear see all the movement around arranging your moments time Getting ready for the up and coming event that will affect the body and life for its last for minutes The preparations being complete the two private soldiers stepped aside and each drew away the plank upon which he had been standing Bierce 52 The final step the soldiers took to have him fall He readied as they moved ready for the guns to fire his neck to break his life to leave Preparing for the end to never see loved ones again say goodbye to it all He looked a moment at his unsteadfast footing then let his gaze wander to the swirling water of the stream racing madly beneath his feet 65 He is expressing how he is trying to balance to live a little bit longer He was standing at the edge of the board getting ready for his tragic ending To notice the creativity the beauty the detail in everything around the body things that would never have been noticed before Incredibly things appearing before the eyes They hurt his ear like the thrust of a knife he feared he would shriek What he heard was the ticking of his watch 84 As his time life grew near the end his senses grew very sharp He
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