Ravenous

Adjective

Ravenous-very hungry

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

“Sometimes Magda sucked air: then she screamed. Stella was Ravenous. Her knees were tumors on sticks, her elbows chicken bones”

The narrator used Ravenous to express the level of hunger that Stella was in, then described it by stating how her legs looked.

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