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Unformatted text preview: past, but rather something…funny” (Williams 11). The use of commas shows that the story is not going to end and that there is hope in the future for the speaker. Sharon Olds’ The Clasp is written somewhat different, but keeping many of the same qualities as C.K. Williams. There are four sentences, rather than one, which allows the reader Fornecker 2 to pause and think about what was just said: “the righteous chant accompanying the clasp” (Olds 10-11). Olds uses detail to get her point across to her audience: “Her dark, deeply open eyes” (Olds 17-18). Both authors had a theme of love between a parent and their offspring. Williams addresses “my son, my love” (Williams 15), while Olds talks about “her mother, one of the two whom she most loved” (Olds 20-21). Both authors use great detail and long sentences to interest their audiences to keep reading. (6 citations, 301 words)...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENRU 1240 taught by Professor Kerins during the Fall '08 term at Fordham.
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