Style of writing
“Goldhawk” by Katherine Magyarody sometimes contain language that can appear fragmented. For example, comments and explanations are sometimes inserted in the middle of a sentence: “Someone – Mo, the babyish university intern – tapped the glass” (l. 81). This is done to draw attention to the line, bring clarifications, or strengthen the message of the text.
The choice of words indicates an informal style of writing, as informal expressions such as “cut loose” (l. 7) and “ducked down” (l. 124) are used. Contractions such as “there’s”, “it’ll”, “gotta”, etc. are also present throughout the text.
Descriptive language is present throughout the text and is usually constructed in connection with the characters and the setting. The author makes use of vivid and descriptive language which appeals to human senses to add depth to the story.
For example, the narrator uses language that refers to appearance and movement to describe what the characters look like: “She wore dangling silver earrings below her short dark hair” (l. 22). Similarly, language that refers to appearance and to sound is used to describe the setting of the story: “a room of people who spent their days staring at small boxes. About people who spent...