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Read the excerpt from Heart of a Samurai.

But no sooner had he said this than the wind began to roar like a dragon. The sail filled with air and yanked the boat on its side until Denzo released the line. Freed, the sail whipped about, flapping like a wounded bird. Toraemon grabbed the oars and pulled, while Jusuke tried to lower the sail.

How does the author make this part of the story exciting?

Read the excerpt from Heart of a Samurai.

But the wind beat it against the mast until it was torn into shreds. The wind pushed the sea into great mountains of water; it tore the oars from the men's hands and flung them into the sea; and finally, it snapped the mast, then ripped the rudder away from the boat.

What does the author’s use of strong words help the reader imagine?


Which sentence from Heart of a Samurai uses pacing to build excitement?


Read the excerpt from Heart of a Samurai.

Two small boats moved toward the island.


Manjiro’s heart beat deep in his stomach. His already weak limbs felt numb. The world began to spin again and he thought he might faint.


“Boats!” he croaked. Finding his voice, he shouted, “Rescue!”

This excerpt creates suspense because it


Which sentence from Heart of a Samurai uses pacing to build excitement?


Read the excerpt from Heart of a Samurai.

Goemon jumped up. “Agreed,” he said, jamming his “knife” into his sash and slashing at Manjiro’s “sword.” Their imaginary swords clashed and clattered as they lunged or leaped aside to avoid being hit.

How does the author make the excerpt exciting?


Read the excerpt from Heart of a Samurai.

Goemon jumped up. “Agreed,” he said, jamming his “knife” into his sash and slashing at Manjiro’s “sword.” Their imaginary swords clashed and clattered as they lunged or leaped aside to avoid being hit.

Which words contribute most to the excerpt’s pace?


Read the excerpt from Heart of a Samurai.

1. There was sky, plenty of sky, all the sky you could want. 2. Day after day it hung like a swath of blue silk, and at night like a black velvet cloak studded with cold jewels. 3. It gave little warmth. 4. And barely any rain.

Which sentence uses the most precise words to help the reader imagine the sky?


Read the excerpt from Heart of a Samurai.

"Kuroshio," Denzo said. "The Black Current." His voice was as dark as the water that surrounded them. Everyone stared at the wide stripe of indigo water which usually flowed north, toward home. This year, for reasons they did not understand, the current flowed southeast.

Which best states how the excerpt keeps readers interested in the story?


read the excerpt from Heart of a Samurai.

The shape of the island—a tall, flat-topped mountain—became distinct. And yet not at all distinct. Its outline was blurred, as if the skin of the land quivered!


As they drifted closer, it appeared as if pieces of the island broke off and floated up into the air. Or black specks floated down and joined the land.

Which best states why the excerpt makes the reader want to keep reading?


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