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Meet the Author, literary analysis suspense in biography. A biography is a true account of someone s life The biography Laura Hillenbrand. you are about to read is unusual in that the author has chosen born 1967. to make not a person but a famous horse the focus of her work The Will to Overcome. Though biographers must research and report facts At the age of 19 Laura Hillenbrand s life. accurately a good biographer is also a storyteller who engages changed forever Up until then she had been. physically active swimming competitively, readers Through the use of foreshadowing for example the. riding horses and playing tennis Suddenly, biographer can build suspense in the same way that a fiction she was stricken with chronic fatigue. writer does Notice how the first sentence sets up a feeling of syndrome an illness that sometimes made. tension and concern about future events her too weak even to feed herself To find. purpose in her life and a way to endure, Quiet trepidation settled over the Howard barn in the week the suffering Hillenbrand started writing. before the Santa Anita Handicap As she wrote Seabiscuit she found a link. between herself and her subject a horse, As you read this selection from Seabiscuit pay attention to the.
who had the will to overcome obstacles, various ways Laura Hillenbrand creates suspense. A Thorough Researcher, reading skill identify author s purpose Although her illness sometimes left her. bedridden Hillenbrand meticulously, An author s purpose is the reasons the author has for writing a researched the life of Seabiscuit She placed. particular work An author typically has one or more of these ads in horseracing magazines interviewed. basic purposes in mind aging jockeys by phone and sought. information from the Library of Congress, to inform or explain to persuade Her research paid off in a best selling. to express thoughts or feelings to entertain biography filled with suspenseful events and. memorable details, Understanding an author s purpose for writing can provide.
insight into the controlling idea or most important idea background to the biography. conveyed by a nonfiction text It can also help you decide how Horseracing. to read For example if you realize that an author is trying to Known as the sport of kings horseracing is. one of the oldest of all spectator sports A, inform or explain by including detailed information you might. popular type of horserace is the handicap, decide to take notes as you read in order to revisit the most a race in which the horses carry different. important details later on amounts of weight based on factors such as. As you read this selection try to decide Hillenbrand s purpose age and past performances Faster horses. and look for details that support it Record your findings in your carry more weight slower horses carry less. Reader Writer Notebook The goal is to give all the horses an equal. chance of winning To ride a racehorse a, Review Predict jockey needs balance coordination strength. and quick reflexes According to Hill, Hillenbrand, vocabulary in context The extraordinary athleticism of ththe jockey. is unparalleled, Try to figure out the meaning of each boldfaced word.
1 felt trepidation waiting 5 a slow steady cadence. 2 mumbled inaudibly 6 clumsy and inept, 3 looking for the optimal 7 inexplicably slowed down Author. solution 8 finally reached an Online, 4 tiny increment of speed unequivocal decision Go to thinkcentral com. KEYWORD HML9, Complete the activities in your Reader Writer Notebook. Seabiscuit an american legend, Laura Hillenbrand, Quiet trepidation settled over the Howard barn in the week before the Santa trepidation. Anita Handicap 1 Late in the week a long soaking shower doused the racing trDpQG dAPshEn. n nervous fear, oval When the rain stopped asphalt baking machines droned over the course.
licking flames over the surface to dry the soil Rosemont emerged from the. barn three days before the race and scorched the track in his final workout. Reporters waited for Smith2 to give his horse a similar workout but they Examine the photograph. never saw Seabiscuit doing anything more than stretching his legs Rumors of Seabiscuit What. swirled around the track that Seabiscuit was lame Rosemont s stock rose details convey his. Seabiscuit s dropped strength and will to win, 10 Smith had fooled them At three o clock one morning shortly before the. race he led Seabiscuit out to the track and gave him one last workout in peace. and isolation The horse ran beautifully, On February 27 1937 Charles and Marcela Howard3 arrived at Santa. Anita to watch their pride and joy go for the hundred grander They were. giddy with anticipation If Seabiscuit loses mused a friend Mrs Howard is. going to be so heartbroken that I ll have to carry her out If he wins Charley ll. be so excited that I ll have to carry him Howard couldn t keep still He trotted. up to the press box and made the wildly popular announcement that if his. horse won he d send up a barrel of champagne for the reporters He went down a AUTHOR S PURPOSE. From what you have, 20 to the betting area and seeing that the line was too long to wait he grabbed. read so far what do you, a bettor and jammed five 1 000 bills into his hand Put it all on Seabiscuit s think is the author s main. nose 4 please he told the bewildered wagerer before trotting off again a purpose for writing. 1 Santa Anita Handicap a race at the Santa Anita track in California with a prize of 100 000. 2 Smith Tom Smith Seabiscuit s trainer, 3 Charles and Marcela Howard Seabiscuit s owners.
4 put it nose bet all the money on Seabiscuit s coming in first. 128 unit 1 narrative structure, At a little past 4 00 p m Pollard5. and Seabiscuit parted from Smith, at the paddock gate and walked out. onto the track for the Santa Anita, Handicap A record crowd of sixty. thousand fans had come to see, eighteen horses try for the richest. 30 purse in the world Millions more, listened on radio.
As Pollard felt Seabiscuit s, hooves sink into the russet soil he. had reason to worry The baking, machines had not completely dried. the surface Rain and dirt had, blended into a heavy goo along. the rail breaking from the three, post 6 Seabiscuit would be right. 40 down in it Far behind him in the, post parade jockey Harry Richards.
was contemplating a different set, Seabiscuit owner C S Howard jockey Red Pollard and trainer Tom. of obstacles for Rosemont He Smith, had drawn the seventeenth post. position He was going to have the luxury of a hard fast track but his problem. would be traffic As a late runner Rosemont would have to pick his way. through the cluttered field, The two jockeys virtually bookended the field as they moved to the post. Pollard feared nothing but Richards and Rosemont Richards feared nothing. 50 but Pollard and Seabiscuit The two horses stood motionless while the field. was loaded around them b b SUSPENSE IN, At the sound of the bell Seabiscuit bounded forward To his outside a BIOGRAPHY. crowd of horses rushed inward to gain optimal position The field doubled Reread lines 32 51 What. technique does the writer, over on itself and the hinge was Seabiscuit who was pinched back to ninth use to build suspense.
In a cloud of horses Pollard spotted daylight five feet or so off the rail He. banked Seabiscuit out into it holding him out of the deep part of the track optimal JpPtE mEl adj. He slipped up to fourth position just off of front running Special Agent most favorable best. On the first turn Seabiscuit was crowded back down to the rail As the field. straightened into the backstretch Pollard found another avenue and eased him. 60 outward again to firmer ground Ahead Special Agent was setting a suicidal c PREDICT. Which horse do you, pace but Pollard sensed how fast it was and was not going to be lured into it predict will win the. He sat back and waited Behind him Rosemont was tugging along toward the race Why do you. back of the field waiting for the speed horses to crumble c think so. 5 Pollard Red Pollard Seabiscuit s jockey, 6 the three post in the starting gate the third position out from the railing. 130 unit 1 narrative structure, With a half mile to go Pollard positioned Seabiscuit in the clear and readied. Language Coach, for his move Behind him Richards sensed that the moment had come to. Oral Fluency The suf x, shoot for Seabiscuit He began threading Rosemont through the field cutting tion is pronounced.
in and out picking off horses one by one talking in his horse s ear as clumps shuhn Work with a. of dirt cracked into his face His luck was holding every hole toward which partner to pronounce. he guided his horse held open just long enough for him to gallop through On positioned line 64. 70 the far turn he reached Seabiscuit s heels and began looking for a way around Then practice saying. these other words from, him Ahead of him Pollard crouched and watched Special Agent s churning the selection nation. hindquarters waiting for him to fold hesitation celebration. At the top of the stretch Special Agent faltered Pollard pulled Seabiscuit s anticipation exhaustion. nose to the outside and slapped him on the rump Seabiscuit pounced. Richards saw him go and gunned Rosemont through the hole after him. but Seabiscuit had stolen a three length advantage Special Agent gave way. grudgingly along the inside as Indian Broom rallied up the outside not quite. quick enough to keep up, Lengthening stride for the long run to the wire Seabiscuit was alone on the. 80 lead in the dry hard center of the track Pollard had delivered a masterpiece. of reinsmanship avoiding the traps and saving ground while minimizing his. run along the boggy rail He had won the tactical battle with Richards He. was coming into the homestretch of the richest race in the world with a strong. horse beneath him Behind them were seventeen of the best horses in the. nation To the left and right sixty thousand voices roared Ahead was nothing. but a long strip of red soil, The rest of the field peeled away scattered across thirty two lengths of track. behind them It was down to Rosemont and Seabiscuit. Seabiscuit was moving fastest He charged down the stretch in front with. 90 Pollard up over his neck moving with him driving him on Rosemont was. obscured behind him He was gaining only by increments Seabiscuit sailed increment GnPkrE mEnt. through midstretch a full length ahead of Rosemont Up in the stands the n a small slight growth. or increase, Howards and Smith were thinking the same thing Rosemont is too far. behind Seabiscuit is going to win, Without warning horse and rider lost focus Abruptly inexplicably Pollard inexplicably.
wavered He lay his whip down on Seabiscuit s shoulder and left it there Gn DkPsplG kE blC adv. in a way that is difficult, Seabiscuit paused Perhaps he slowed in hopes of finding an opponent to toy. or impossible to explain, with Or maybe he sensed Pollard s hesitation His composure which Smith. had patiently schooled into him over six months began to unravel Seabiscuit. 100 suddenly took a sharp left turn veering ten feet across the track and back. down into the deep going straightening himself out just before hitting the rail. He had given away several feet of his lead The cadence of his stride dropped cadence kAdPns n a. What had been a seamless union was now only a man and a horse jangling balanced rhythmic flow. against each other, seabiscuit 131, From between Rosemont s ears Richards saw Seabiscuit s form disintegrate. He looked toward the wire It seemed close enough to touch but Rosemont. still wasn t past Seabiscuit s saddlecloth He had been riding on instinct. reflex but now his heart caught in his throat I am too late Desperate he. flung himself over Rosemont s neck booting and whipping and screaming. 110 Faster baby faster Striding high in the center of the track Rosemont was. suddenly animated by Richards s raging desire He dropped his head and dug. in Seabiscuit s lead stride by stride slipped away. For a few seconds at the most critical moment of their careers Pollard. and Seabiscuit faltered For fifteen strides more than the length of a football. field Pollard remained virtually motionless Rosemont was some ten feet to. his outside leaving plenty of room for Pollard to swing Seabiscuit out of the. rail path s slow going but Pollard didn t take the opportunity From behind. his half moon blinker cups 7 Seabiscuit could see nothing but an empty track. ahead of him nor is it likely that he could hear Rosemont over the roar from. 120 the grandstand Or perhaps he was waiting for him His left ear swung around d AUTHOR S PURPOSE. Reread lines 113 123 What, lazily as if he were paying attention to something in the infield His stride details make this passage. slowed His mind seemed scattered The lead was vanishing A length Six feet not only informative but. A neck The wire was rushing at them The crowd was shrieking d entertaining. 7 blinker cups flaps put over a horse s eyes to keep it from seeing sideways. 132 unit 1 narrative structure, What elements of, the dramatic finish.
are captured by this, photograph What does, the photo add to your. understanding of the, story Be specific, Rosemont edges out Seabiscuit to win the Santa Anita Handicap by a nose. With just a few yards to go Pollard broke out of his limbo He burst into. from Seabiscuit An American Legend Biography by Laura Hillenbrand In the heat of competition what separates a winner from a loser That s the question explored in Seabiscuit the story of the legendary racehorse that won the hearts of millions of Americans PRESENT With a partner choose someone you consider to be a winner Create a portrait of the person in words and images

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