The Duck And The Darklings Figurative Language

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The Duck and the Darklings by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King was able to be measured against all the criteria. A well written book uses the right words to be able to help the reader to feel like they are part of the book they are in the book. Words are used to describe the characters, settings and themes to the reader so they can visual this in their own minds (Tunnell & Jacobs, 2008). Millard’s use of words and rich figurative language help paint a vivid image in the reader’s mind; her use of words such as how she describes tears as ‘sorry drops’ are an example of this (Millard & King, 2014). Millard precise use of words allows her to tell the story and describe how the reader should visualise this rather than showing them. The language

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