Every Monday we will be looking at a short extract from a text and analysing what and how the writer has written.
Feel free to add your own comments/analysis below!
From a newspaper article about kids not being allowed to drive their bikes to school. (http://www.thedailyparker.com/post/2012/05/29/372de670-e5f6-4cdb-a25b-2df3e0f8bb2d)
Thus, every weekday morning, scores of idling cars line up behind dozens of buses disgorging waves of kids. Amidst this, Janette and Adam—each of whom was about 5 feet tall—seemed like a pair of diminutive daredevils wading into a tsunami.
– Use of the word “every” which emphasises that it happens all the time.
– “scores” and “Dozens” – layering up of words to reveal just how busy the school is
– disgorging is such a beautiful word and it again suggests the sheer amount of kids and also the chaotic nature of the movement
– Love the metaphor of these intrepid children managing their way through the chaos (tsunami) – again layering up your understanding through use of word choice. The clever use of diminutive reveals just how brave these children are to push their way through