Monday, October 12, 2009

Sentence 8

His sentence: She began removing items-her wallet, sunglasses, visor, a tube of sunscreen-and handed them all to the blonde before wringing out the bag.

From Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

The author uses dashes to set apart a list-a list characterized by asyndeton.

My sentence: I check my bag once more for contest essentials-scissors, hairspray, glitter, extra gloves, shoes, pants, sequins, whistle-and head for the bus just before roll call.

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