3 twenty feet long and weighs four tons. It is waaaaaay bigger than your car.” (p.148) Once again, he switches both his move and ideas by first mentioning the size of the heart to then mentioning the size of a car. In both of these examples, Doyle jumps from one topic to another, and not making his sentence clear enough for the reader to understand. Doyle use of metaphors and similes takes a great part of his writing. This can be both be a positive or negative technique for the reader. It can with either be confusing to understand, or it can keep the readers attentions. Doyle states, “The valves are as big as the swinging doors in a saloon.” (p.148) He compares the size of valves to something that most individuals would be most familiar with. This technique makes the essay more interesting for the audience. Another example of how metaphor and similes takes place in Doyle writing, is when he quotes “The price of their ambition is a life closer to death; they suffer heart attacks and aneurysms and ruptures more than any other living creature.” (p.148) In this statement, Doyle once again uses metaphor to explain that life can be fast paced and that individuals tend to be to busy and forgetting that life is precious. Among most academic essay, repetition is not commonly used. In the Joyas Voladoras, Doyle tends to use this technique throughout his writing. In
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