Analyze the following passage from Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. How
does Bradbury's use of syntax convey differences in narrative
perspective? How does his use of figurative language convey meaning?
As he stood there the sky over the house
screamed. There was a tremendous ripping sound as if two giant hands had torn
ten thousand miles of black linen down the seam. Montag was cut in half. He
felt his chest chopped down and split apart. The jet-bombs going over, going
over, going over, one two, one two, one two, six of them, nine of them, twelve
of them, one and one and one and another and another and another, did all the
screaming for him. He opened his own mouth and let their shriek come down and
out between his bared teeth. The house shook. The flare went out in his hand.
The moonstones vanished. He felt his hand plunge toward the telephone. The jets
were gone. He felt his lips move, brushing the mouthpiece of the phone.
"Emergency hospital." A terrible whisper.
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