How would you interpret the word ‘jolt’ in the context?
How would you interpret the word ‘jolt’ in the sentence ‘In the jolt of my head I heard somebody crying’?
What do you think made his head jolt?
Thanks. It’s from A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (Chapter 9).
Through the other noise I heard a cough, then came the chuh-chuhchuh-chuh—then there was a flash, as when a blast-furnace door is swung open, and a roar that started white and went red and on and on in a rushing wind. I tried to breathe but my breath would not come and I felt myself rush bodily out of myself and out and out and out and all the time bodily in the wind. I went out swiftly, all of myself, and I knew I was dead and that it had all been a mistake to think you just died. Then I floated, and instead of going on I felt myself slide back. I breathed and I was back. The ground was torn up and in front of my head there was a splintered beam of wood. In the jolt of my head I heard somebody crying.