¨Except for Darry, who was to proud of his athletic health to risk a cigarette, we had all started smoking at an early age.¨ This signpost is again and again, because they kept talking about how they all started smoking at an early age.
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¨He ain't a soc,¨ I said, he's just a guy. ¨ This signpost is contrast and contradiction, because I predicted at the beginning of the book that Ponyboy is a good kid; and he will see the truth in everyone even if he is in a different class than other people.
I don't want to die now, it ain't long enough." This signpost is tough questions; because Johnny comes to the decision that he has had a good life, but he doesn't want it to be over. He has worked so hard and has had such a rough life and he isn't giving up.
¨Hop the three-fifteen freight to Windrixville,¨ Dally instructed. ¨There's an old abandoned church on top of Jay Mountain." This signpost is words of the wiser, because Dally has been in situations like this and knows what to do.