The Hot Zone

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in the quote, "...some of them had blood running from their orifices. It landed on metal trays under their cages...Ping,ping,ping. (Pg 311)

what was the author's purpose in using personification and onomatopoeia?

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Richard Preston wants to give the reader a visceral experience. He wants to bring the ravages of the virus as close to the reader as possible. His use of figurative language helps put the virus into some context for the reader.