Response: First Two Paragraphs, All the King’s Men

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The first two paragraphs of All the King's Men describe Highway 58 and the surrounding countryside, and the feeling of speeding down the road on a hot day. The paragraphs are composed of very long sentences containing few pauses (or relatively little punctuation). Because of this, the written description of Highway 58 and the countryside gives the feeling of speeding along in a blur: it is hard to focus on one part of the description at a time, because there are no pauses to stop and to process the words and phrases. The descriptions also make it sound as though the narrator (or even writer) is daydreaming, in that the descriptions are not strict

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