Standing in the shade of the tree, the tiger waits. His eyes
stare at one thing; the gazelle which grazes on the long grass.
Slowly, the tiger’s breathing becomes heavier and a low grunting
sound escapes from his mouth. Saliva begins to form in his mouth
as he prepares for what will happen next…
Spotting his opportunity, the tiger darts across the dry ground
towards his prey. Sprinting as fast as the speed of light, the tiger
embraces the gazelle and tackles it to the floor. Content, the tiger
begins his meal.
Explain how tension was created referencing the text throughout.
Hint: ellipses, language, adverbs, adjectives, complex sentences, simple
sentences. How do these build tension?