Her First Ball
Q) List out all the phrases that bring out Leila’s excitement.
1) Perhaps her first real partner was the cab – Personification
2) The bolster on which her hand rested felt like the sleeve of a young man’s dress suit – Simile
3) Away they bowled, past waltzing lamp-posts and houses and fences and trees – personification
4) She tried not to smile too much; she tried not to care
5) Meg’s tuberoses, Jose’s long loop of amber, laura’s little dark head, pushing above her white fur like a flower through snow – imagery and simile
6) On the pavement gay couples seemed to float through the air – imagery
7) Little Satin shoes chased each other like birds – Simile
8) Somehow lifted pas the big golden lantern, carried along the passage, and pushed into the little room marked ladies – imagery
9) A great quivering jet of gas lighted the ladies room – personification
10) There came a burst of tuning from the drill hall, it leaped almost to the ceiling – personification
11) It gave her a pang to see her cousin Laurie throw away the wisps of tissue paper he pulled from the fastenings of his new gloves
12) How most extraordinary! I can’t see a single invisible hairpin – imagery
13) I’ve torn simply miles and miles of the frill – hyperbole
14) Leila’s fingers shook as she took one out of the basket
15) Pressed their way through the crush in the passage towards the big double doors of the drill hall
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16) Am I meant to have one too?
17) Little quivering coloured flags strung across the ceiling were talking – personification
18) Changed to a rush of joy so sweet that is was hard to bear alone
19) The men came gliding over the parquet – imagery
20) Was a joyful flutter among the girls
21) Flew up to Meg – seized her programme
22) He was tossed away on a great wave of music that came flying over the gleaming floor – personification
23) Sending them spinning – imagery
24) Lift her arm and fly out of one of those dark windows that showed the stars – imagery
25) She floated away like a flower that is tossed into a pool – imagery
26) Beautifully slippery
27) Azaleas were separate flowers no longer – imagery
28) They were pink and white flags streaming by – imagery
29) Seemed to spring from the ceiling – imagery
30) Her first ball
31) In one turn her feet glided, glided – imagery
1) Leila was so excited that she couldn’t wait to dance and she was imagining the cab as her dance partner. She has personified the cab to be her dance partner because she is so eager to dance
2) She is so excited that she is comparing everything to the ball
3) Leila is overcome by her excitement and she sees everything dancing, even the inanimate objects that line the streets. The houses, lampposts and trees have been personified.
4) Leila found it extremely hard to contain her excitement and act like this was just another ball she was attending and not her first ball
5) This line has very vivid and clear images which are brought out by the simile
6) You can almost see the happy couples. Floating is the powerful word. It gives the impression of already dancing
7) The dance movements are brought in from the beginning. She uses a simile to show that the dance moves were light, easy and bird like. Leila was very excited and everything seems to be dancing with light, easy movements.
8) Mansfield has used strong verbs that help the reader visualize the movements of the dance. She has brought the dance in from the beginning.
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9) Everything that happens or is seen portrays leilas excitement. Mansfield has personified the gas to show that everything Leila sees, she perceives it to move in the tune of the dance
10) Again, Mansfield has personified the tuning of the instruments and shown that even the music was excited, almost as much as Leila
11) She was so excited that even little things, that were os no actual use to anyone, were precious to her. She would have liked to keep all these little trinkets as memories and keepsakes.
12) Everyone was lost in the magic of the ball of the ball and spoke about the most bizarre things that didn’t make sense.
13) Again, Mansfield has shown that the magic was so overwhelming that everyone was lost in it
14) She was overcome with the doubt that came with the excitement. She didn’t believe that she was meant to have one and he was doubtful whether she should take one or not
15) Leila was glad that she had finally reached the dancefloor. She had almost reached the peak of her excitement
16) Leila, again, was overcome with by the excitement and doubt. She couldn’t believe that one of those pretty programmes was for her.
17) This line shows her excitement. It shows that even the slightest noise made by the littlest thing appealed to her
18) She was extremely excited and she had to share it with someone before she burst with excitement.
19) This line gives a clear vivid image of men walking gracefully over to where the women were standing. Again, Mansfield has brought in the dance before it actually began.
20) The birdlike movement is brought in again as the girls got excited and anxious to know who their dance partners will be. The flutters among the girls was the murmers they exchanged while wondering who their partners would be
21) Brings in strong imagery as you can imagine someone walking up to you with that light movement and politely but eagerly taking hold of your programme and writing something on it.
22) Mansfield has personified the music. Leila was so excited that when the music started, it felt like a wave to her and everything was graceful like the sea and flowed easily like water
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23) This line shows imagery
24) Even when she felt a little sad, Leila never boxed her imagination. She always let it fly free.
25) This line shows that she went gracefully with what happened. The simile shows that Leila’s movements were like that of a flower in a pond.
26) This shows the lack of a better word and being overwhelmed by her feelings. This was all she could say
27) She was so overwhelmed by the magic of the ball that everything was being merged and appearing as one big picture.
28) Leila could only see the colours of the ball and make out small shapes because she was engulfed in the magic
29) Everything was happening very fast and it appeared to Leila as magic. The image brought out is vivid though it is hard to imagine someone jumping from the ceiling.
30) These three, simple words are what excited Leila the most. This was her first ball and she just wasn’t able to get over that fact
31) She quickly forgot about the fat man and her movements went from stiff and conserved to graceful and open