Depreciates(66):to lessen the price of or value.
Conspicuous(62):easily seen or noticed
"These ancient machines are as easy to crack open as a peanut shell(68)." I know its a smilie because is uses "like or as"."
"I bought the ingredients yesterday. It'll be simmering when you come home.(79)" They are using imagry because when they use "simmering" that paints a picture in my mind of what they're describing.
"When i stepped down from the plan, a warm breeze ruffled my hair.(80)" They used imagry. When the author says "ruffled my hair" it paints a picture of her hair scruffed up in the hot heat.
“Finally I logged on to the dial-up service-DSL still not being available on our part of the coast-typed in Hy’s password, and waited for a connection. Checked his seldom-used AOL mailbox. Several messages, all of them looking let spam…..sender unknown, no subject. I opened the last message. YOU’RE TOAST, RIPINSKY(65)!”
I chose this quote as the main quote to show how intense and mysterious the book, The Ever-Running Man is. After Sharon recovers from the explosion in her apartment, she sets off trying to find out clues about the running mans case, and find witnesses of his other explosions. While Sharon is doing her detective work, she comes across that email in her husband’s inbox. It was a threat. Sharon travels around the country to find witnesses, suspects, suspects family members to try to find the witness. Her life is crammed and busy, leaving no time to worry about the e-mail she and her husband got. As the book goes on , she’ll keep working to try and solve the mystery and the sender of the e-mail is still to be revealed!
This quote also relates to the outside world and media. Many celebrities are black mailed and threatened each day. Not only celebrities, but normal people too. People’s life’s are put in danger while trying to find the person threatening them.