Panting in great, rattling gulps

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Could you please explain what it is like "(He was) panting in great, rattling gulps."?

Source: The Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J.Maas
  • owlman5

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    This is just an attempt to use vivid language to describe the sound of panting, Meritzias. "Great rattling gulps" tells me that he was gulping (taking big mouthfuls of) air and that those gulps had a rattling sound.


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    English - Scotland
    Imagine that someone is trying to escape from some terrible danger. The only way to escape is by running as fast as they possibly can - faster than they have ever run before. After a few minutes of running very fast they manage to reach safety, and stop, exhausted. They probably collapse or bend over with their hands on their knees. They are breathing through their mouth - huge noisy breaths. Imagine that sound. That is what is being described here.
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