Personification And Anaphora In Annie Dillard's

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Annie Dillard uses personification and an anaphora in section 4 to illustrate the significance of the total eclipse that awakens the mind and brings it back to reality. She conveys, “ people on all the hillsides, including, I think, myself, screamed when the black body of the moon detached from the sky and rolled off the sun.” (889) In this instance, the moon is the devil that covers God’s angelic light from glistening over the land and the people. The experience is life threatening because the moon has created a dark feeling inside of the people that makes them realize that without the sun, everyone with cease to exist. The darkness scares them, and personifying the moon as a black body that covers the sun, signifies the importance that the

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