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Jacolby Lacy Mrs. Handford Ap Lit 2 11 May 2020 Jacolby - These essays have some issues--some because I’m not sure if you read them correctly which led to some interpretation problems--but mostly because of organization (and this might have been b/c you were under test conditions). As you go into the exam tomorrow, try to write as straightforward as you can to avoid the type of confusion that these essays have. Assume your reader knows nothing so you must explain your quotes rather than just inserting them. They need to be rooted in context. Try, try, try to write your sentences as simple: A is B because of C. Not just your topic sentences but especially your topic sentences. Rather than: The metaphors make the setting of the passage seem awkward , add on the WHY. The metaphors make the setting of the passage seem awkward because they show Sai’s ambivalence to the darkness. Whatever. My point is that you need to make claims with your writing. Something is something because of something. Good luck! :) 1. The following passage is the opening of Kiran Desai's novel The Inheritance of Loss. Read the passage carefully. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze how Desai establishes a particular mood and setting through the use of such elements as a selection of detail and figurative language. Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss begins in one direction then shifts to another. The focus of the story is a girl named Sai. She reads a book about a squid, more specifically a National Geographic book about a giant squid, which affects Sai’s mood. As Sai reads about the giant squid in the magazine, her mood shifts negatively towards the end. Desai’s language and
attention to detail describe the mood and setting of the passage.

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