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Trying new foods he says at six years old his very

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trying new foods he says, “At six years old his very vowels will heave when such a dish as creamed carrots or cold tapioca appears before him. His throat will close, and spots of nausea and rage swim in his vision.” Now that my friends is an exaggeration if I’ve ever seen one! But it is truly entertaining to read. We all know that those physical effects don’t actually happen to little kids when they see a food they don’t want to eat. They would probably just wine and complain or cry! Another example is when he says, “when the pancake appeared, after an impressive wait, it was big as a tabletop, with curled edges.” He is trying to explain that at age eighteen to nineteen, all that a boy thinks about is food and filling his stomach. In that quote he also uses imagery, which is another rhetorical device found throughout the writing.
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Imagery may be one of the most common rhetorical strategies used by authors. It puts a picture in the readers mind and makes the story come to life. Fisher uses some really fun imagery in this specific selection. When describing an English sweet, “cake soaked with bad port, smothered in boiled custard stained a purple-brown with blackberry juice, which is in turn top-layered wit warm ill-beaten white of egg tinted fuchsia pink, the whole garnished with small dirty-brown buttons of granite…” This makes it possible to actually see this delicious food for yourself! He uses descriptive colors and adjectives
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