Word Choice 1

My Greatest Failure (Essay): Introduction

Read the following introduction carefully and answer the questions that follow.

The ___________ ^1 of the gun was cold against my tongue. The gun oil had _________ ^2. I ___________ ^3 the end of this path. My past kept pounding me, like giant waves beating _______ ^4 the great rocks of the shore, eventually turning them into sand. I could hear my teeth clatter on the gun as the tears _________ ^5 down my face.

Jeremy W. Knight, Professor Deborah E. Moore, B.S., M.A. English 1010, 7 December 2014.