White Fang Imagery

by Chris Sicher

"The cub was in a frenzy of terror, yet he lay without movement or sound, frozen, petrified into immobility, to all appearances dead.  His mother, coming home, growled as she smelled the wolverine's track, and bounded into the cave and licked and nuzzled him with undue vehemence of affection.  the cub felt that somehow he had escaped a great hurt. (chapter 7)"

"The hair began to rise on his neck and across the shoulders.  Tim Keenan gave a final shove forward and stepped back again.  As the impetus that carried Cherokee forward died down, he continued to go forward on his own volition, in a swift, bowlegged run.  Then White Fang struck.  A cry of startled admiration went up.  He had covered the distance and gone in more like a cat than a dog; and with the same catlike swiftness he had slashed with his fangs and leaped clear."(Chapter 18)

"In that moment White Fang was in upon him and out, in passing ripping his trimmed remnant of an ear.  With a slight manifestation of anger, Cherokee took up the pursuit again, running on the inside of the circle White Fang was making, and striving to fasten his deadly grip on White Fang's throat.  The bulldog missed by a hair's-breadth, and cries of praise went up as White Fang doubled up suddenly out of anger in the opposite direction."(Chapter 18)

"He encountered a feather whirlwind.  he was confused and blinded by the rush of it and the beat of angry wings.  he hid his head between his paws and yelped.  The blows increased.  The mother-ptarmigan was in a fury.  Then he became angry.  He rose up, snarling, striking out with his paws.  He sank his tiny teeth into one of the wings and pulled and tugged sturdily.  The ptarmigan struggled against him, showering blows upon him with her free wing.  It was his first battle."(Chapter 7)

'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 onto his back.  White Fang's teeth drove into the scrawny throat.  There was a death struggle, during which White Fang walked around, stiff-legged and observant.  Then he resumed his course and trotted on along the base of the bluff."(Chapter 14)

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2 years ago
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I like the way that all of your examples of imagery were all about the themes of Competition and Suffering. These examples showed just how important and relevant they were.

2 years ago
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Chris, you picked really good examples of imagery especially the last two one because they showed action while using descriptive words as well. I thought that the one from Chapter 14 showed theme as well as lots of imagery.

2 years ago
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I really like how you continuously showed imagery throughout your examples. The two passages that i like most are chapter 14 and chapter 18, because i thought that those words used the best show and not tell. Some great examples of that would be stiff-legged and observant in chapter 14. Great work on the back-round colors and font too lol!

2 years ago
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You picked really great paragraphs that showed imagery. The sentence that stuck out to me was "A cry of startled admiration..." I don't know why it stood out to me I guess I just really liked how descriptive it is.

2 years ago
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I really like your use of imagery and how you italicized the examples of imagery, that helped me with the ability to visualize the imagery and understand the paragraphs.

2 years ago
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