The Chocolate War

THEY MURDERED HIM. As he turned to take the ball, a dam burst against the side of his head and a hand grenade shattered his stomach. Engulfed by nausea, he pitched toward the grass. His mouth encountered gravel, and he spat frantically, afraid that some

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The use of figurative language helps us to understand the ferocity of the hit he endured. But in reality, the game was not a literal war.... there was no dam, nor was there a hand grenade.

".... a dam burst against the side of his head and a hand grenade shattered his stomach."

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The Chocolate War