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One unique aspect of Preston's style is his use of analogy. Using at least 2 examples of analogy from the book, explain how Preston's use of analogy helps support the purpose of his book.

3 purposes of his book are,

To inform readers of the dangers of modern modes of transportation in relation to the spread of viruses.

To demonstrate to readers the terrifying power and beauty of filoviruses.

To inform readers of the struggle in third world countries against the spread of viruses.

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"They were white cobras tangled among themselves, like the hair of Medusa."

They were face of Nature herself, the obscene goddess revealed naked.

"This thing was breathtakingly beautiful. As he stared at it, he found himself being pulled out of the human world into a world where moral boundaries blur and finally dissolve completely. He was lost in wonder and admiration, even though he knew that he was the prey."

The analogy fits because Medusa was as deadly as the virus.


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