. Realistic fiction often begins with a detailed description of the story’s setting to help readers enter more readily into the environment in which the story takes place. Cite specific details from the text that establish the story’s setting.
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The opening sentence gives us an idea of the cold and oppressive environment that the man is about to enter. Note the dark and cold colors used to describe the environment.
Day had broken cold and grey, exceedingly cold and grey, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank...