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Read the lines below from The Great Gatsby. Look for ways that Fitzgerald uses syntax for effect.

In your responses, note:

·        specific patterns of phrases and sentences,

·        parallel structure,

·        different sentence types, and/or

·        specific kinds of punctuation.


1.     "As soon as I arrived I made an attempt to find my host but the two or three people of whom I asked his whereabouts stared at me in such an amazed way and denied so vehemently any knowledge of his movements that I slunk off in the direction of the cocktail table—the only place in the garden where a single man could linger without looking purposeless and alone." Chapter 3

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