White Fang Imagery

     Beauty Smith enjoyed the task. He delighted in it. He gloated over his victim, and his eyes flamed dully, as he swung the whip or club and listened to White Fang’s cries of pain and to his helpless bellows and snarls. For Beauty Smith  was cruel in the way that cowards are cruel. Cringing and sniveling himself before the blows of the  angry speech of a man, he revenged himself, in turn, upon creatures weaker than he. ( chapter 16 page 224)

He reveled in his vengeance he wreaked upon his kind. They were ordinary, unsuspecting dogs. They were not prepared for his swiftness and directness, for his attack without warning. They did not know him for what he as, a lightning flash of slaughter. They bristled  up to him, stiff-legged and challenging, while he, was wasting no time on elaborate preliminaries, snapping into action like a steel spring, was at their throats and destroying them before they what was happening and while they were yet in the throes of surprise. (chapter 15 Page 213)

In the old days he would have sprung upon White Fang in a fury of righteous wrath. But now his waning powers would not permit such a course. He bristled fiercely and looked ominously across the shinbone at White Fang. And White Fang resurrecting quite a deal of the old awe, seemed to wilt and shrink in upon himself and grow small, as he cast about in his mind for a way to beat a reatreat not too inglorious.  ( Chapter 14 page 203)

As in the past he had bristled and snarled at the sight of Lip-lip, so now, and automatically, he bristled and snarled. He did not waste any time. The thing was done thoroughly and with dispatch. Lip-lip essayed to back away, but White Fang struck him hard, shoulder to shoulder. Lip-lip was overthrown and rolled upon his back. White Fang teeth drove into the scrany throat. There was a death struggle during which White Fang walked around, stiff-legged and observant. The he resumed his course and trotted on along the base of the bluff.(chapter 14 page 209 )

When Mitsah cried out his command for the team to stop, White Fang obeyed. At first this caused trouble for the other dogs. All of them would spring upon the hated leader, only to find the tables turned. Behind him would be Mitsah, the great whip singing in his hand. So the dogs came to understand that when the team stopped by order, white Fang was to be let alone. But when White Fang stopped without orders, then it was allowed them to spring upon him and destroy him if they could. After several experiences, White Fang never stopped without orders.(chapter15 page 211)

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2 years ago
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I think the last paragraph showed how White Fang was learning about being the sled's leader.

2 years ago
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Good picture for the first paragraph, and good words such as sniveling and swung.

2 years ago
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I could easily tell passage 2 was about White Fang, the way they described him so harsh and cruel.

2 years ago
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Again, good picture choice for your 3rd passage. It went with the passage really well. It helped to create a good visual.

2 years ago
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I feel like I could see the 4th passage happening, it really sent the whole message of the story.

2 years ago
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There were some great vivid words in the last passage, including singing, cried, and spring. Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 years ago
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In your first paragraph, I liked how you used specific words like bellows and snarls.

2 years ago
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omgee Connor this first passage is really good! "gloated over his victim" this truly paints an image, thanks for your contribution

2 years ago
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"sprung upon White Fang in a fury of righteous wrath" I wish i would have found this for it has enriched my knowledge and vocabulary!

2 years ago
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I thought you had great imagery among your other paragraphs.