Exercise 4

Select three powerful words or phrases from the first and second paragraphs. Your choices should include imagery and explain how each word or phrase is used effectively in the context.

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.

Engulfed in flames, the air in the room choked. I felt like a green ham being thrust into a chimney. A deep drowsiness stole over me, and the last thing I remember was hearing the clock strike the first two strokes of the hour of ten. The third stroke I heard also, but it sounded like that of the richest-throated bell that ever boomed in all the world.