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...s exaggerates the story in order to entertain and impress the reader. He embellishes the situation in order to make the task of moving the boat seem more difficult and exciting. Lastly, he excites and entertains the reader by exaggerating a shooting. He provides intense and exhilarating details: “There must have been at least three machine guns and a dozen rifles all firing away from a range of about two hundred yards….Bullets flew everywhere” (33). By exaggerating the details of the story, Jones grabs the reader’s attention. Clearly, Jones provides details to make the situation interesting for the reader, and he does this successfully. For instance, by using “three machine guns and a dozen rifles,” he creates a thrilling visual image for the reader. Jones uses exaggeration to keep The Incredible Voyage incredible; he entertains the reader by embellishing his story.
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