Essay about Once More And The Lake

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“Once More to the Lake” Analyzing the Text Essay

This is one reader 's take on E.B. White “Once More to the Lake” essay. As a reader and a writer, I hope this helps other readers to be able to understand “Once More to the Lake”. Everyone has their own take on something especially when it 's something they read or write. “Once More to the Lake” is an essay written by E.B. White it first appeared in Harper 's magazine in 1941. The essay is a “mixture of description and narration”(640). It also could be quite confusing to a reader. White tells of a time when he went to a lake in Maine in his childhood and how now he is taking his son to the same lake that he use to go to. He tells the passage with such visual detail that you can see what he is seeing and feel what White is feeling. The reader of this essay, who would be mainly anyone with children or that are older than thirty years old. The fact that White 's story had to do with a middle-aged father wanting his son to experience what he did as a child. Most parents do that with their children sometime in their life, hoping that they can share something with their children that they use to do when they were younger. White takes it to a whole different level, not only did he want to have his son experience the same thing, but White want to experience it again as his son. He has a very hard time figuring out what is happening now with his son and what happened then with him as a child. Which makes the reader…

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