Cause And Effect Structure In 'Waxen Wings' By Ha Songnan

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Flying is a thought that everyone wishes to do, however some wishes don’t come true. “Waxen Wings” by Ha Songnan is about a girl named Birdie, a nickname she earns because she wishes to fly. Birdie tries to fly, but struggles every time. Throughout the story, Ha Songnan utilizes cause and effect, second-person point of view, and repetition of ideas emphasize the importance of rising after a fall. Songnan uses cause and effect structure to show structure in the story to highlight the importance of rising after a failure. When Birdie attempts to dabble in gymnastics, her achievement falters because of her body. Songnan writes, “hanging from a bar becomes difficult because of the weight you’ve gained.”(171). This results in her gymnastic
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