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"THE LEAP" BY: LOUISE ERDRICH

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Raymond Bullock

on 14 September 2014

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Transcript of "THE LEAP" BY: LOUISE ERDRICH

"THE LEAP" BY: LOUISE ERDRICH
Climax
When the narrator's mother swings into the room to save her from the fire.
Setting
The story takes place in New Hampshire.
Summary
The narrator's mother is a former trapeze actor. She has cataracts but still is able to go through the house due to her training of trapeze before. she survives a near death experience during trapeze act so afterwords she decides not to do it anymore but yet she uses her skills to save her daughter from a blazing fire
Exposition
Explains that her mother is now old and has cataracts and used to be a trapeze actor.
Falling Action
the narrator and her mother jumps landing on the fire fighters targeting net.
Resolution
She finally realizes what her mom means when she says " as you fall there is a time to think"


The last words of the story are: " i felt the brush of her lips and heard the beat of her heart in my ears, loud as thunder, long as the roll of drums.
Rising Action
Lightning strikes the main pole causing Harry and Anna's hands not to meet
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