Small Town In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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For anyone originating from a small town, Truman Capote makes an obvious point about Holcomb being similar to other hole in the wall towns. The excerpt from In Cold Blood allows Capote to tell about a boring, old, small town in Kansas where nothing ever happens. He portrays a town of fields where no one stops; kind of a “you will miss it if you blink” type of town. Capote illustrates a picture of the town in the mind of the reader and allows them to picture themself inside this sleepy little town by using captivating imagery and a great collection of detail. Throughout the excerpt, Capote does outstanding with the task of describing the town in extensive detail by using an immense amount of imagery and other rhetorical strategies. He describes