The Seventeen Second Miracle Analysis

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The Seventeen Second Miracle’s opening sets a melancholy mood. “ Just a few feet away, in the shadow of a stack of unopened birthday gifts. Sparks knelt beside her lifeless sister.” The author presents the situation of Flick, Sparks, and Rex to catch the reader 's attention. It effectively does that when it portrays Flicks sudden death. This affects the story by starting it with a tone of melancholy and depression. It sets the stage for the rest of the story, and eventually builds up to show how Rex used the act of death to push him to do seventeen second miracles every day. The author uses this to give reasoning to the story, and to show how it affects the entire story. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, begins the book with

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