"for the thousandth time she wiped the tears that slipped down her face."She cried so many times that she lost count. She also wiped her face so many times that she lost count. The reason she was over reacting was because something bad happened and it made her cry a lot.
"Click etta , dick ettas, dick etta. The song of the locomotive was monotonous as they traveled north"The reason this qoute was to show the reader that they were in a car,Listening to music and traveling. They were probably on a road trip to some were far away so to past the time they listened to music. The "click Etta ,dick etta, dick etta." Is the radio.
j" It looks as if someone had taken a gigantic comb,dipped it in paint , and gently swirled it across a huge canvas."The reason for this quote is to give the reader a image. By discribeing it to the reader so they can imagine it. By saying the dicritions people can imagine what the area looks like.