how does the writer use language to describe
The writer uses strong meaningful language; mainly adjectives to create a strong impact on the reader. ‘Steinbeck’ uses adjectives such as; ‘dark, motionless, humid, quiet’ to describe what the night was like; these words can have an impact on the reader and evokes a sense of suspense in the atmosphere which can have a strong impact on the reader as such words can easily allow the reader to feel what is happening in the extract.
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Sierra Vista awoke in alarm. The noise from downstairs was as that of a score of battling fiends. There were revolver shots. A man’s voice screamed once in horror and anguish. There was a great snarling and growling, and over all arose a smashing and crashing of furniture and glass.
Then it was that White Fang struck. He gave no warning, with no snarl anticipated his own action. Into the air he lifted his body in the spring that landed him on the strange god’s back. White Fang clung with his fore-paws to the man’s shoulders, at the same time burying his fangs into the back of the man’s neck. He clung on for a moment, long enough to drag the god over backward. Together they crashed to the floor. White Fang leaped clear, and, as the man struggled to rise, was in again with the slashing fangs.