Chasing Lincoln’s Killer Literary Analysis

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Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson unveils, John Wilkes Booth, an assassin who planned on putting an end to President Abraham Lincoln’s life. Since Booth prospered with his scheme, this wasn’t the conclusion, but the inception of his journey to escape from the infuriated Union. When you commit a crime, punishment is inevitable. A man name John Peanut relates to me for being clueless on what will happen if someone leaves or tells you to hold on to their stuff and come back later to take it back. But as usual, there’s an unexpected chaos that’ll happen that you know nothing of. This same event happened to me once, which was when my friend gave me a cell phone and tells me to hold on to it. A day goes by; someone accuses me on stealing their belongings. I was standing in front of her with a beneath enlightened face. The author is strong on describing an imagery that makes you imagine the scene in particularized words. It shows that he, the author, wants his reader to feel like their actually seeing the setting of the story. “As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.”-John Steinbeck “Mrs. Lincoln hovered over her husband.” The author placed some primary sources in the book such as article on a newspaper and a picture with it. It makes us have more vision if by any chance a reader lose track of what’s going on in the novel. Also, his way of working with figurative language, such as, “The muzzle flash lighted the box for a moment like a miniature lightning bolt.” , sounds abundant that runs like a river

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