The Book Thief

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on page 110 of the book thief what does it mean when it says waterfalls of words. A girl treading water.

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Liesel is listening to the Nazi rhetoric. She is flooded by anxiety both of her past and her present pain. 

Halfway through the speech, Liesel surrendered. As the word communist seized her, the remainder of the Nazi recital swept by, either side, lost somewhere in the German feet around her. Waterfalls of words. A girl treading water. She thought it again. Kommunisten.