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Comparison Paper (Brainstorming)

Comparison Paper (Brainstorming) - that he feels as if a...

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ENG 105 Comparison Paper January 12, 2007 “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin and “The Country Husband” by John Cheever, offer some distinct and unique differences in their narrative and writing styles. James Baldwin uses more vivid and concrete details throughout his story, while John Cheever used fuzzy or vague descriptions. Both stories open with a traumatic or life-altering scene, and the two authors describe them differently. James Baldwin’s story started out with a man reading that his younger brother had just been arrested in a drug raid. The character is scared and says
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Unformatted text preview: that he feels as if a “great block of ice got settled in my belly and kept melting there all day long…(82).” Baldwin goes on explaining the situation: “It was a special kind of ice. It kept melting, sending trickles of ice water all up and down my veins, but it never got less (82).” These descriptions not only help to capture the attention of the reader, but also help to focus on how scared and uncomfortable the character is feeling....
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