The Great Gatsby

in the beginning of chapter 7, Fitzgerald uses descriptive language to show how hot is. create a list of word or phrases that the author uses to describe the heat

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This paragraph from chapter 7 is pretty good,

"The next day was broiling, almost the last, certainly the warmest, of

the summer. As my train emerged from the tunnel into sunlight, only the

hot whistles of the National Biscuit Company broke the simmering hush

at noon. The straw seats of the car hovered on the edge of combustion;

the woman next to me perspired delicately for a while into her white

shirtwaist, and then, as her newspaper dampened under her fingers,

lapsed despairingly into deep heat with a desolate cry. Her pocket-book

slapped to the floor."