While I was reading A Long Way Gone I stumbled on a unique diction " Lieutenant Jabati was present, too, and he was a little jovial that night" (Beah 128) . I was interested what that term even met so I looked it up and it means to be cheerful or friendly. I also noticed another great use of a diction "The military ambulances took off, wailing into still new born night" ( Beah 136) That sentence really helps you picture that scene.
Growing up I was involved in a horse club 4-H group. Throughout the years I became best friends with one of the group members. Every summer was spent hanging out with my best friend and showing against each other at horse shows. I never would of thought that late high school our friendship would dissolve. I noticed a change in her personality when she started hanging out with different people that partied a lot. She started going to party's and taking serious drugs and mixing with drinking. So I naturally drifted away and stopped hanging out with her, because she became mean and her new group of friends were sketchy and mean. After one year after graduation I received a phone call from her. At the time I was pregnant and I was working that night until 10 p.m. She landed herself in jail that night and needed me to pick her up, because she didn't have anyone else that could ( or who was sober at that time). So after my long shift at work I picked her up so I could take her home. When I picked her up she had me take her to another party that was going on that night. Then I realized that she was just using me to get to point A and point B.
Drugs and bad influences were the biggest factors of my friend becoming a person who I no longer recognized.