The House Of The Scorpion Language Analysis

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“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” -Patrick Rothfuss. Words have the amazing power of helping us understand what is happening in a story and they can also help understand what the circumstances are simply form the setting. In the stories The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer and “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers the authors use descriptive language to develop the setting. Nancy farmer uses descriptive language throughout The House of the Scorpion to help develop the setting. One example is when Nancy Farmer describes a view out of a window by saying “He looked out the window where fields of white…show more content…
Towards the end of the story Greg sees a harmonica and is described as, “...Badly on one side, with the reed holes on one end nearly closed.”. You can infer from this that the father and son had a hard life doing many different things causing the harmonica to get beat up. They also most likely used the harmonica a lot because it might have lifted their spirits when they needed it. Another quote in addition to the first one is when the author writes “Greg had sat in the small, pale green kitchen . . .”. The reader can visualise what the kitchen looks like by the authors use of language. It also allows them to infer that the kitchen may be part of an old house. Another important quote is “The inside of the building was dark except for the dim light that filtered through the dirty windows from the street lamps”. In this case the reader can understand that the building was probably worn down over time. The building was also probably not cared for and was left alone a while ago. Ultimately, Walter Dean Myers uses descriptive language throughout “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” to help develop the
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