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Question

How does the line "Her train of thought
screeched to a halt" in the last paragraph
affect the mood of the passage?
It suggests that Zoë's mind goes
blank when her phone buzzes,
creating a bewildered mood.
It implies that Zoe's thoughts are all
over the place, creating a scattered
mood.
It suggests that Zoe's thoughts are
interrupted by her buzzing phone,
creating an expectant mood.
It indicates that Zoë is
overwhelmed by her thoughts and
takes a moment to process them,
creating a contemplative mood.

2 Answer

  • Answer:

    It suggests that Zoe's thoughts are

    interrupted by her buzzing phone,

    creating an expectant mood.

    Explanation:

    if they screeched to halt then something must have intercepted. Kind of likke a car when the light unexpectedly changes red or an animal crosses.

  • Answer:

    It suggests that Zoe's thoughts are interrupted by her buzzing phone, creating an expectant mood.

    Explanation:

    The expression "Her train of thought screeched to a halt" is used in the text to show that the character was strongly impacted by a certain situation that prevented her from thinking about what to do. This means that Zoe's thoughts were interrupted, she is unable to continue them and does not know how to act. This creates in the reader a strong climate of expectation, anxiety and restlessness because it creates unpredictability in the text where anything can happen.