Exercise 1

Select three powerful words or phrases from this paragraph. Your choices should include imagery and explain how each word or phrase is used effectively in the text.

Tips: Remember to start with a topic sentence to sum up the paragraph above before moving on to your analysis. Write about 100 – 150 words.

I have already told you of the sickness and confusion that comes with time travelling. And this time I was not seated properly in the saddle, but sideways in an unstable fashion. I swallowed a lump in my throat. My muscles stiffened. For an indefinite time, I clung to the machine as it swayed and vibrated violently, throwing me into futurity… thousands of days, another millions of days, another thousands of millions, and another millions of trillions.