Khamfong 3"You're like a mud turtle" (23) Missy is comparing Turtle's grip to a mud turtle, because when a mud turtle grabs on to something it does not let go even when you try to pry it off. And when Turtle grabbed on Missy's finger, shirt or her hair she does not want to let go just like a mud turtle.Literary Device #2 Diction:Kingsolver uses words such as “ugly” and “misery” to set the mood of the book. It is a shame someone would hurt a baby girl, someone would leave bruises on a child. The diction makes the mood sad and dark. Message:Missy is learning more about the baby and discovering why the lady would just leave thebaby with her. The lady could have wanted to save the child from the person whom was hurting her. Journal Entry 2Page numbers: 24-28Quote:Analysis:"As she was getting ready for bed she caught sight of herself in the mirror and thought she looked disgusting and pornographic in her nightgown and panty hose and shoes, like someone who would work at Fanny Heaven. Though of course they wouldn't have pregnant women there. Still, the thought upsether... In her other ear, pressed against the pillow. She could hear the blood pumping all the way down her feet. It sounded something like the ocean, which she had seen once with Angle in Mexico. The baby nudged and poked at her with what felt like fingers, but must be tiny elbows or feet. She thought about the baby playing in waves of here blood, on the smooth, dark beach of her insides” (33).