White Fang Imagery

It was the worst hurt he had ever known. Both nose and tongue had been scorched by the live thing, sun-colored, that had grownup under Gray Beaver's hands. He cried and cried interminably, and every fresh wail was greeted by bursts of laughter on the part of the man-animals. He tried to soothe his nose with his tongue, but the tongue was burned too, and the two hurts coming together produced a greater hurt; whereupon he cried more hopelessly and helplessly than ever. (Chapter 9)

He was sprawling along between some bushes, when he heard a sharp, intimidating cry. There was a flash of yellow before his eyes. He saw a weasel leaping swiftly away from him. It was a small live thing, and he had no fear. Then, before him, at his feet, he saw an extremely small live thing, only several inches long-a young weasel, that, like himself, had disobediently gone out adventuring. It tried to retreat before him. He turned it over with his paw. It made a queer, grating noise. The next moment the flash of yellow reappeared before his eyes. He heard again the intimidating cry, and at the same instant received a severe blow on the side of the neck and felt the sharp teeth of the mother weasel cut into his flesh. (Chapter 7)

Lip-Lip was White Fang's own kind, and, being only a puppy, did not seem dangerous; so Whit Fang prepared to meet him in friendly spirit. But when the stranger's walk became stiff-legged and his lips lifted clear of his teeth, White Fangs stiffened, too, and answered with lifted lips. They half circled about each other, tentatively, snarling and bristling. This lasted for several minutes, and White Fang was beginning to enjoy it, as a sort of game. But suddenly, with remarkable swiftness, Lip-lip leaped in, delivered a slashing snap, and leaped away again. The snap had taken effect on the shoulder that had been hurt by the lynx and that was still sore deep down near the bone. The surprise and hurt of it brought a yelp of White Fang: but the next moment, in a rush of anger, he was upon Lip-lip and snapping viciously. (chapter 9)

But gods are accustomed to being obeyed, and Gray Beaver wrathfully launched a canoe in pursuit. When he overtook White Fang, he reached down and by the nape of the neck lifted him clear of the water. He did not deposit him at once in the bottom of the canoe. Holding him suspended with one hand, with the other he proceeded to give him a beating. And it was a beating. His hand was heavy. Every blow was shrewd to hurt; and he delivered a multitude of blows.(chapter 10)

When as last he succeeded in rolling clear other, he crawled to his feet, badly disheveled, hurt both in body and in spirit. His hair was standing out all over him in tufts where her teeth mauled. He stood where he had arisen, opened his mouth, and broke out the long, heartbroken puppy wail. But even this he was not allowed to complete. (chapter 10)

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2 years ago
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The imagery in every paragraph was very evident and present. I enjoyed the first paragraph that you chose because, the reader could still see innocence in White Fang's attitude. In the second instance of imagery, the way that Jack London used words or phrases like "cut into his flesh", it brought a sense of danger without actually telling the reader. I especially liked the third paragraph because the use of words like friendly spirit, tentatively, and bristling, it allowed us as the reader to see a whole new somewhat competitive side to White Fang. I believe that for the fourth instance of imagery, it might have told more then showed the emotion but it had excellent vocabulary. Finally in the fifth paragraph, the suffering in the character's voice and action is seen although the author did not go right out and say it. Overall, these paragraphs showed extensive amounts of imagery through vocabulary, action and structure.

2 years ago
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Good Job😄 Your paragraphs were very descriptive and I could really see an image of what was happening as I read them, especially in the third paragraph from chapter 9 about Lip lip🐶

2 years ago
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The first passage that you chose was a wonderful choice because it showed that White Fang really was in a lot of pain and Jack London did a phenomenal job of showing that.

2 years ago
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The second passage was really great because it made some good comparisons between the weasel and White Fang.

2 years ago
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I really enjoyed the third passage because it captured the anger that white fang had built up towards Lip-lip and wasn't just telling you how he felt he was showing you what was happening.

2 years ago
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The fourth passage that you chose was very sad because it really lets you know how badly White Fang was treated by the humans.

2 years ago
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the last passage tat you chose really wrapped up you tackk well and explained White Fangs struggle really well.

2 years ago
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I loved all of your passages because they showed imagery in every picture and paragraph. GREAT JOB!!

2 years ago
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The third passage you chose uses multiple words that show not tell, like tentatively, snarling and bristling. These help create a vivid picture in your mind. There were also words that helped create sounds in your mind rather than pictures, an example would be "slashing snap" in the third passage, and in the last passage, "heartbroken puppy wail."