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    Carolina; it was revealed that in that one acre, with the depth of five inches, there were approximately 124 million creatures to be found. These facts serve as a reminder that the world is close to bursting with these tiny beings, yet we as humans barely take the time to notice them. There are those rare few, however, who have learned to see fully and deeply, and to appreciate the beauty and the violence in the world around them. Annie Dillard…

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    Annie Dillard’s mother inspired her to be who she is as a writer. Her mother’s love for language shines through in the way Dillard pieces together words and structures her works. The ideas instilled in her to never settle or conform to norms in life and is evident in many of her works and particularly in An American Childhood. Although her mother may have felt trapped as a housewife, she inspired her daughter to be free to express herself through language. Dillard’s mother was fascinated by…

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    In Annie Dillard’s essay, Living Like Weasels, Dillard uses stylistic writing to make her story more universally understandable, starting from her initial encounter the with a weasel and the life lesson she took out of the encounter. The essay gives its readers an unusual comparison between the life of human beings and the life of weasels. There is also a physical description of how Ernest Thompson shot an eagle and found the skull of a weasel clinging to its throat which was a perfect symbol of…

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    An American Childhood by Annie Dillard is a memoir of her life and memories of growing up with a wealthy family. When she was five years old she recalled becoming more mindful of the world around her and herself. She found it interesting that her own skin was beautiful and tight compared to her parents loss and saggy skin. Dillard described many of her childhood events that made her feel alive and excited. In the Beginning, a young Dillard believed that a monster was creeping into her room…

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    In the autobiography “An American Childhood” written by Annie Dillard, Dillard wrote about one of her unforgettable memories that left her disillusioned because of her misconception about an adult’s view of life. On the other hand, Saira Shah, in her article, “Longing to Belong”, she wrote about how her dreams of being part of her “original culture” crashed by a single incident that make her realize that the reality is not the same as what she expected. Therefore, it is clear that both of the…

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    steps of Henry David Thoreau to write the book “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She isolated her self in the wilderness and solely compared her observations with her thoughts on society and religion. In Dillard’s younger years she was considered a firecracker. She had many talents from drawing, painting to insect collecting, however her true passion was ball playing. Dillard was not afraid to sun bathe in outdoor activities, in fact she found inspiration in the…

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    where we find ourselves rebelling to anything that we feel is oppressive. Lastly is the phase of awakening, in this phase we have understanding of the world around us and what we desire to contribute. In the memoir, An American Childhood by Annie Dillard, the main character finds herself weaving…

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    but in “Seeing,” author Annie Dillard sees nature in two radically different and contradictory ways. Early on in the chapter, she explores an overly analytical method of seeing that she first began to use as a little girl searching the air for flying insects. But as the chapter progresses, she shifts to a second, arguably preferred method of seeing involving a regression to her most basic senses, followed by a gradual development of perception. Dillard attempts to persuade her readers of the…

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    Annie Dillard Analysis

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    Annie Dillard’s mother is weird. Not in the sense that she is bizarre, but instead, is pleasantly peculiar. The first portion of the text is about her fixation with ‘linguistic gymnastics’. She loves the turn of a phrase, the slight nuances of words and the way they’re strung together. She loves to flip meaning and keep people on their toes. She even goes as far as to test the worthiness of others through her absurd wordplay, and those who can keep up earn a special star. “Anyone who met her…

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    The theme between Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi , Sixteen pictures of my father by Marion Winink, and An American Childhood by Annie Dillard have related themes which are self-identity and discomfort. Even today we live in a complex society and people are constantly changing mentally and emotionally and people’s actions are based on what they feel is right not what is right by nature or law. In Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi who grew up and adopted the Islamic culture because she was from Iran. …

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