Examples Of Syntax In The Kite Runner

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Carefully chosen syntax can affect many aspects of a piece of writing. The Kite Runner has many examples of specifically chosen syntax to create a sense of tension, excitement or drama. A perfect example of how an author can set the audience up to feel a certain way is displayed in this quote:
Mostly, I remember this: his brass knuckles flashing blows in the afternoon light; how cold they felt with the first few blows and how quickly they warmed with my blood. Getting thrown against the wall, a nail where a framed picture may have hung once jabbing at my back. Sohrab screaming. (Hosseini,302)
This passage, where Assef is fighting Amir, is masterfully created. The first long sentence allows the reader to become fully emotionally invested in

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