You are presented with a warm inviting breeze welcoming you through the tall green gates, first hearing, then seeing your friends from a distance playing an intense game of tag on the playground which lies on top of the choppy layer of cinnamon bark. the caretaker leisurely mowing the last strip of grass creating stripes […]

Question – describe at least one important technique used in the written text explain how this technique helped you to understand one or more key ideas. In “touching the void” by joe simpson different language techniques are used in order to help the reader understand key ideas presented within the text and to give insight […]

the ability to have the mental strength will determine your ability to survive in the toughest of life or death situations mental strength is a measure of individual resilience and confidence that may predict success in any given situation. to give up or not to give up determines your level of mental strength. many people […]

written text- Touching the Void by Joe Simpson written text- Alone by D.J brazier ‘a finger of fire jabs my cheek, blistering my cheek. i can hardly breathe in the thick smoke and i can smell my hair singeing. i have to get away. but i dont know how. my heads pounding and i cant […]

Question – describe at least one important technique used in the written text explain how this technique helped you to understand one or more key ideas. In “touching the void” by joe simpson different language techniques are used in order to help the reader understand key ideas presented within the text. One of the language […]

Techniques sybolism: mountain, rope, voice narrative voice/narrative perspective/point of narration: first person, second person, eye of god, more than one narrator: Joe Simpson, Simon Yates. figurative language: simlie, metaphor, personification, hyperbole. imagery: the combination of descriptive language and techniques for certain effects. use of conflict: tension filled moments created through word choice and syntax. syntax: […]

have you ever heard of the term the G.O.A.T?  … as in the greatest of all time? this is a term that should not be given out easily. you all might have your own opinion of who this is but today i am going to educate you about somebody who in my eyes deserves to […]

during chapter 9 Joe uses a specific language technique called symbolism to give a something an additional meaning to its literal meaning. when Joe was hanging in the crevasse he notices a “pillar of gold light” he then becomes mesmerized by this beam of light and starts to find himself letting go and forgetting about […]

“I stared at the mountain rising over me. Empty. It was a pointless thing to have done – climb up it, across it, and down it. Stupid! It looked perfect; so clean and untouched, and we had changed nothing, It was beautiful, immaculate, but it left me empty. I had been on it too long, […]

For example, he describes the black space below him in the crevasse as: “the stark blackness of the drops, too deep for the light to penetrate…the black space held untold horrors….staring at the black hole in front of me….the dark spaces menaced” (page 110), but then contrasts these dark images with descriptions of the night sky: […]