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Diction 9Consider:Doc awakened very slowly and clumsily like a fat man getting out of a swimmingpool. His mindbroke the surfaceand fell back several times.--John Steinbeck,Cannery RowDiscuss:What is the subject of the verbbroke? What does this tell you about Doc’s ability tocontrol his thinking at this point in the story?To what doessurfacerefer? Remember that good writers often strive for complexity rather thansimplicity.