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Gothic in Deathly Hallows: Guiding the reader's eye

Guiding the reader's eye

Heart beating in his throat

Not only does this passage balance beauty and dread, but it also tightly controls the reader’s eye.

The snippet starts in an extreme close-up of Harry—so close that we start inside his body.

Heart beating in his throat, Harry opened his eyes.

Can you find the same pattern in these examples?

Stomach churning, Anwar opened his mouth.

Blood pounding in his ears, Thomas sat upright.

Cinnamon tickling her nose, Samantha sneezed herself awake.

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