Essay Analysis Of The Book ' One Writer '

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In the book, One Writer 's Beginning, Eurdora Welty writes about her personal life and how she became a writer. It started off with her being young and her love of reading to her being older with her love of writing. She splits the book into three parts with “Listening”, “Learning to See”, and “Finding a Voice” as the names of her chapters. She explains how we need to listen for stories. We need to open our eyes and write about what we see. Then we need to find our voice in our writing to make our stories. The first part of the book, the author wrote about listening and how it helped her to become a writer. She stated, “I learned from the age of two or three that any room in our house, at any time of day, was there to read in, or to be read to. My mother read to me. She 'd read to me in the big bedroom in the mornings, when we were in her rocker together, which ticked in rhythm as we rocked, as though we had a cricket accompanying the story” (Wetly 5). When I was growing up, my mom was always reading to my sisters and me. We even had our own little bookcase that we called our library. We had encyclopedias to children 's books. My sister also loved reading to the Dr. Seuss books to me until I was able to read. The author expressed, “Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it 's an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their…

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