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0708.ridgewoodbaptistacademy.org. “I’m clean, Carlito, I’m not using.” My voice dropped to a whisper. “I’m not using.” And oh, God, I found my mind, thinking, Wonder what it would be like again? Wonder what it would be like again? Wonder what it would be like again? Wonder…

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“I’m clean, Carlito, I’m not using.” My voice dropped to a whisper. “I’m not using.” And oh, God, I found my mind, thinking, Wonder what it would be like again? Wonder what it would be like again? Wonder what it would be like again? Wonder…

-- Piri Thomas, Down These Mean Streets

Question #1: Thomas repeats the question Wonder what it would be like

again? three times in the passage. What effect does this repetition have

on the impact of the passage?

Question #2: At the end of the passage, Thomas uses ellipses to indicate an

omission of words required for complete syntactical construction. What words

are missing? What impact does this omission have on the passage?

Application: Imagine that you are very hungry and are on the way to your

favorite restaurant. In your description, use questions and ellipses, as

Thomas does.


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