Monday, October 5, 2009

Sentence 3

Her sentence: But that was what I was doing: playing. Until the game was up.
from Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Dessen's use of a colon creates a pause, identifying the antecedent of "that". The following fragment qualifies the previous statement, highlighting the speaker's frustration at her own actions.

My sentence: But I knew what I wanted: everything. Always the selfish one.

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