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characterization "He was a tall, lean, dark-haired young man in a pullover sweater, who looked as though he had played not football, probably, but basketball in college" (3).
tone "And a violent instantaneous explosion of absolute terror roared through him. For a motionless inpractically double, balanced on this narrow ledge, nearly half his body projecting out above the street far blow- and he began to tremble violently..." (7).
event "Now, balanced easily and firmly, he stood on the ledge outside in the slight, chill breeze, eleven stories above the street, staring into his own lighted apartment, odd and different-seeming now" (6).
theme "All they'd find in his pockets would be the yellow sheet. Contents of the dead man's pockets, he thought, one sheet of paper bearing penciled notations- incomprehensible" (12).
irony "...He glanced a his watch; Clare had been gone eight minutes. It wasn't possible, but only eight minutes ago he had kissed his wife good-by. She wasn't even at the theater yet!" (11).
symbol "It was hard for him to understand that he actually had to abandon it [the yellow paper]- it was ridiculous- and he began to curse. Of all the papers on his desk, why did it have to be this one in particular!" (5).
setting "At the little living-room desk Tom Benecke rolled two sheets of flimsy and a heavier top sheet, carbon paper sandwiched between them, into his portable" (3).
point of view "Even though his plan were adopted, he told himself, it wouldn't bring him a raise in pay-not immediately, anyway, or as a direct result...But just the same, and he couldn't escape the thought..." (5).
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