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Mournful

Definition: Expressing sorrow or grief

"An explosion piercing straight through my heart.
The plane crashing into the building.
It's just the same.
Seeing those people suffer.
Those who sacrificed their lives jumping out the windows.
It causes me pain to see such things.
I've never witnessed such a tragedy as this before.
This must be put to an end.
Can't we just cease all the battles?
No more bombs, no more attacks.
If this were to be no longer, then no longer would I shed tears.
Can't we all just live in harmony?"
~September 11th, by Jennie B.L. 

    
 
 
 
 
     The author was deeply affected by the tragedies of September 11th.  Using imagery like "an explosion piercing straight through my heart" and metaphors of people "...who sacrificed their lives by jumping out of the window" compared to the pain she felt, makes the mournful tone apparent to the reader.  Her rhetorical questions ask for a justification of the attacks, and a plea of peace.

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