A focus on one problem or main event
Information about different cultures
Opinions and personal judgements based on facts
The author's thoughts and feelings about an event
First person told by Maniac
First person told by Amanda
To stir up readers' sympathy for the knot
To show Maniac's attitude towards the knot
To suggest that the knot is a worthy opponent
To indicate that the knot is an important symbol
To show how carelessly he is working
To describe what the knot looks like
To explain why the process takes time
To teach how to approach a difficuly knot
It was twice as big as a football
It was complicated, moldy, and grimy
Mr. Cobble wanted to keep it like it was
People thought it contained yellow jackets
He scrapes a patch of crust off with a fingernail
He lies down and takes a nap on the table
He lifts the knot to fell its weight
He pokes and tugs at the knot
By being patient and persistent, you can solve a problem.
Having good hands, you can untangle anything.
By having good friends, they can sign you up for anything.
By untying a knot, you can win all the pizza that you want.
To get the pesty know out of the way.
To help Maniac make friends.
To bring attention to his business.
To move the knot for his new statue.
She wanted him to be successful and become more accepted.
She wanted him to fail and for people to hate him.
She hated the knot and wanted to see it go away.