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    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney:

    "I gasp, the breath catching in my throat like tar."

    Does "the breath catching in my throat" mean that the air is blocked and the narrator can't breathe smoothly?

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    Default Re: catching in my throat

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    I read this from The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney:

    "I gasp, the breath catching in my throat like tar."

    Does "the breath catching in my throat" mean that the air is blocked and the narrator can't breathe smoothly?
    Yes, pretty much. "like tar", so if her breath is sticking like tar to her throat, it's blocked.

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