Appositives In Gary Cooper's The Pride Of The Tennessee

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In this excerpt from The pride of the Yankees, Gary Cooper effectively uses appositives to clarify his writing. After Gary says both, “on my left,” and “on my right” he then uses appositives as a tool to clarify what he is exactly talking about. After he says, “our championship team of 1927” after “on my left,” and “the Yankees of today” after “on my right.” This simple tool increases the meaning and depth of the sentence so drastically. If Gary didn’t use appositives as a tool in these two sentences we would know where these men were in correlation to Gary, but we wouldn’t know anything about them. The use of appositives in these two sentences vastly increases our understanding of Gary’s words.

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