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Denice Barsich, whose good-Samaritan action resulted in the loss of her right leg, didn't lose her zest for life. She was hit by a car while helping a fellow motorist out of a snow-filled ditch. She says that one of her goals is to "dance at my husband's Christmas party." Denice Barsichhas one other objective: not to be bitter and to teach her children about the sanctity of life. State what she teaches us by her words. Do we often take things for granted?
Authors use quotations for various purposes. For example, a quotation may provide the reader with greater insight into an author's or another person's life or philosophy. Quotations can also make nonfiction texts, which generally do not contain much dialogue, "come alive."
Why does Sandburg include quotations in his speech?