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Annoying Diction in Chapter Three


Which of the following passages from chapter three uses the BEST diction to indicate Katniss’ annoyance?


“The moment the anthem ends, we are taken into custody. I don’t mean we’re handcuffed or anything, but a group of Peacekeepers marches us through the front door of the Justice Building.”


“Another year, they tossed everybody into a landscape of nothing but boulders and sand and scruffy bushes. I particularly hated that year. Many contestants were bitten by venomous snakes or went insane from thirst.”


“I’ve been right not to cry. The station was swarming with reporters with their insectlike cameras trained directly on my face.”


“I follow her through the narrow, rocking corridor into a dining room with polished paneled walls. There’s a table where all the dishes are highly breakable.”


“I make a point of eating the rest of my meal with my fingers. Then I wipe my hands on the tablecloth. This makes her purse her lips tightly together.”