First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky 5: Racing to the scene

Racing to the scene

The speedo

In the first snippet, we focus on a tiny detail to establish the scene.

The speedo is like a clock gone mad.

That Eye, the SkyTim WintonSource

A well-chosen detail can quickly tell us where we are and what’s happening.

Tim Winton uses a strong simile to build drama and emotion.

The traffic is clogged like roots in a drain.

Chestnut is like a bellows blowing hot.

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