Throughout the eighth paragraph of Alexie’s articles a great deal of repetition is used. Alexie uses “I read” in almost every sentence followed by an example of what he read. This use of anaphora is important for the piece because it emphasises his avid interest in reading and the importance Alexie puts on reading. Alexie views reading as not only a convenience but a way out of a life that is dull and devoid of purpose, one could say. Outside of the eighth paragraph Alexie repeats “trying to save my life” in response to what cultivates his interest in reading and his reading habits. He uses this repetition to put emphasis on the importance of reading and his personal interest of reading as a way to lead to success. Alexie emphasizes that through reading he was able to save himself from the destitute life of what the other children were living and instead live a life full of successes.