The Book I chose to explore was I Survived: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980. I chose this book because I have read a couple of I Survived books and found them to be very interesting since they are based on true stories. This is a non-fiction book because the events that occur actually happened. In addition, the main characters Jessie, Sam and Eddie were real people who experienced this destructive volcanic event. The theme of this book is about a volcanic eruption that occurred May 18th, 1980 at 8:32am at Mount St. Helens. The explosion was equal to ten million tons of dynamite and shot up into the sky for more than 12 miles. These toxic gases that shot out of the volcano covered a great deal of the forest. As a result, most of the forest was burnt down almost instantly by the massive blast.Leading up to the eruption there were many warning signs, including: large cracks in the mountain and small earthquakes. However, the eruption on May 18th was a true surprise. Within minutes, the mountain went from calm and quiet to become one of the greatest powerful natural disaster ever recorded in the U.S- …show more content…
For example, when Jess, Eddie and Sam were in the abandon cabin they experienced an earthquake. The reader can sense the frightfulness they must have endured as trees tumbled down everywhere around them in the forest. The author also describes in detail how the heat from the blast felt so hot that every breath was like inhaling fire. Thankfully, Jess figured out that if she tucked her shirt over her mouth she could breath. This intrigues us to read on as the reader wants more details on what she is going through and how she survived. Finally, we are relieved to know that Jess finds a helicopter to help rescue her friends. We can understand how brave they were, and lucky to encounter the helicopter to help them
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Three years of service, fifteen months overseas, five major campaigns, three purple hearts, two bronze stars, and one silver star. The time served and decorations awarded belong to former First Lieutenant George Wilson of the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division of the United States Army. Wilson recounts his time in the European Theater in his book titled If You Survive. This immersive book takes the reader to the front lines of a few operations that occurred in the final few years of World War II. These operations include breaking through at Saint-Lô, fighting through the Siegfried Line, securing the Hürtgen Forest, and providing support in the Battle of the Bulge.
"The Girl Who Survived" by Carol Bierman and Bronia Brandman. This book is about a family who went into hiding during the holocaust. Bronia starts of at the age of nine years old and ends up being the only one out of her family to survive. Bronia along with Mila, Mendek, and Bonzeka are the main characters in this book. The story was about the family and unsuspected new friends and what they experienced long the way.
He grasps your attention with Foreshadowing these details so you experience empathy for the characters and understand his message. John Steinbeck uses a great deal of foreshadowing at the pool by the river in the beginning and end, the bad experiences of the bunk house, and a sensation
He eloquently depicts how hectic and emotional misery lane was. Revealing how relatives were forced to identify the charred bodies of their loved ones. How they were forced to inspect all the bodies just to find the smallest strand of evidence to identify their loved ones. This draws you into the book and keeps you hooked
In March the earthquakes increased in magnitude and frequency which resulted in the movement of magma underneath the volcano and the steam venting from the volcano. It began with approximately one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes that ranged from 2.6 and above. By the end of March, the magnitude of the earthquakes increased to 4.2 and averaged about three earthquakes per day. April brought a new set of concerns as the earthquakes continued to increase in both magnitude and frequency and the north side of the mountain visibly began to expand. Visible cracks, avalanches, and rockfalls were detected and interpreted of telltale signs of an approaching eruption of a large magnitude.
Every memory jumped back like kangaroos and we cried. This is the most tragic event in Washington, and one of my life's most tragic events. Never going to forget my friends that died because of this mountain. They will always be here to me. The collapse was the largest ever recorded.
How do authors manage to get people so wrapped up in a book? Shirley Jackson's story, "One Ordinary Day With Peanuts", was a wonderful example of how authors use literary devices to capture readers minds. Throughout the short story, “One Ordinary Day, With Peanuts”, Shirley Jackson executes many literary elements including surprise ending, plot and characterization which demonstrate how authors use these elements to capture the reader’s attention. First, surprise ending is an unexpected twist at the close of the story. Surprise over takes the reader when Mrs. Johnson says, “...I said that he was impertinent and quarreled with him…and I turned in a complaint.
There are many natural disasters that affect the world, for example, volcanoes. Mount St. Helens is known to be the most active volcano in the Cascade Range in Washington; effecting the people and the state. It was first recognized as a volcano in 1835! Before the eruption on May 18,1980, Mount St. Helens was a beautiful symmetrical cone, 3,000 meters above sea level. For most of the 20th century, many people viewed this mountain and recreation area as a beautiful and peaceful place, but after the volcano erupted in 1980 that view point was shattered.
Throughout the entire novel, the author’s use of literary devices is very clear. These literary devices, specifically similes and personification, help the reader get a better idea of the exact sounds and feelings which will allow them to know what it feels like to be there in that moment. “ I stood there, trying to think of a comeback, when suddenly, I heard a whooshing sound, like the sound you get when you open a vacuum-sealed can of peanuts. Then the brown water that had puddled up all over the field began to move. It began to run toward the back portables, like someone pulled the plug out of a giant bathtub.
As the story reads through it creates a transition that focuses on what action is going on in the story. The most significant part of the story is the way the story ends. The last lines of the story read, “Then for a moment I could see him as I might have let him go, sinuous and self-respecting in
The Book I chose to explore was I Survived: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906. Author and illustrated by Lauren Tarshis. I chose this book because I enjoyed the previous "I survived" novel that I read. This book is a Non-Fiction book because the events that occur in this book actually happened. Leo was an actual kid who experienced so much disaster that no one should have to go through.
Panic, anxiety, and most importantly, fear, are all components that form the adventurous tale, The Most Dangerous Game. Rainsford, the protagonist of the story, is widely recognized as an experienced hunter who ventures off in a ship to travel to Rio in order to hunt jaguars. However, the story turns when Rainsford falls off his ship, encounters a hunter who hunts men, and becomes the prey himself. Although Connell sets up an intense plot by using irony, characterization, word choice, and other literary devices, imagery is one of the main aspects that releases an uneasy feeling within the audience. Imagery is a common literary device that authors use to engage a reader into the story, by painting the scene in the audience’s mind.
Reading Journal 1. 3.05 Poe describes the sensations of being buried alive. What imagery does Poe use to help you hear, see, smell, and feel? The unendurable oppression of the lungs- The suffocating fumes from the damp earth-
Reading Gilgamesh was important because it gives the reader insight and an understanding of what was important to the people who lived during the time that Gilgamesh was written. It also allows us to see how things have changed from what we are used to reading to what we could have been reading before. Repetition in a story can sometimes seem a little annoying to the reader. However, I think it could be a very important characteristic when reading certain material.