The mid May morning that Blaine, Roger and I set out on our annual fishing trip to Eagle Lake in the Allagash Waterway was bright and clear. The Ice on the lake had just gone out and it brought the promise of early season Brook Trout fishing. Eagle Lake, remote and unspoiled, is reached only by boat via the portage station at Indian Stream, and the lone building on the shores of the lake is the Ranger’s cabin. When we drove into the parking lot at the portage station, I noticed the game warden examining a fiery red pickup. We got out and stretched, and then Roger said to the warden, “Hey, how’s the fishing?” He spun around as if startled and said, “I’d tell you if I knew, but I don’t know anything.
The lake is a place to reflect on times spent growing up and now a place to make new memories with my family and friends. A place to find refuge from normal day-to-day life and take in the beauty of such a splendid area that God created. 1. The smells surround me in an irresistible craving for the lake. A.
Wagamese conveys Saul’s feelings of nostalgia and peace of being close to his peoples’ land by describing each breathtaking experience he had while taking in his surroundings. The reader feels as though they have been taken into the scene and are taking in the same awe of nature Saul is experiencing. Wagamese also uses imagery to describe the regretful feelings Saul has while departing from the Kellys’ home. On page one hundred seventy-nine Wagamese describes Saul’s regretful departure as “ I stood in the kitchen and looked out to where the boards of the backyard rink sat in the pale
“Once more to the Lake” is a short essay written by E.B. White in first-person. White tries to form a relationship between his past and present experiences. It begins with a father and son who travel to a place White’s family visited every August, a great lake for camping and fishing. E.B.
Throughout this reflection, White efficiently uses imagery, repetition, and tone to enhance his essay. First, White uses imagery throughout his essay to create an effective visual of his experiences at the lake. To start his essay, White reflects on his childhood memories of the lake when he and his family visited every summer: “I remembered clearest of all the early morning, when the lake was cool and motionless, remembered how the bedroom smelled of the lumber it was made of and the wet woods whose scent entered the screen.” This passage enhances
This shows that the character has a deep feelings for the nature around him.Leonard Cohen also escapes into nature in his poem. When his character is riding the bus home he says to the bus driver “Lets find ourselves a tiny american fishing village, in unknown Florida” (pg144). With this quote he expresses that he is picturing a beautiful place out in the middle of no-where. A place the is beautiful and relaxing to him.In both poems the escape into nature is obvious. In “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Night” Frost is showing us how beautiful mother nature really is.
Being bored with my present lifestyle in Peoria and excited about traveling with my grandfather, I took up his offer. After a day long car ride with my father, uncle, and grandparents, I arrived at the location that would forever influence and inspire my life: Lost Lake, Minnesota. I first remarked on the cabin we were going to stay in, for it reminded me very much of the cabin on Log Cabin pancake syrup. I was also surprised at the trees: along with the beautiful pines were these trees with white bark. I asked my grandfather what kind of trees they were, and he told me that they were birch trees.
Most of the people are friendly and all have their sense of small town pride. Now switching gears towards Big Sandy, the first thing anyone would notice is that this is truly a beautiful lake, a gem of Minnesota. If you come down from Highway 65 you’ll get a clear shot at the beauty the lake contains. One of the first things that catches people’s eyes is t... ... middle of paper ... ... sits on Webster Bay. It has been in my family since the early nineteen sixties when my grandma bought a cabin and her sisters bought the cabin right next to it.
White's essay is centered at a campground on a lake in Maine. This camp site represents "family heritage," in which he experiences valued memories (Holmes). The use of pathos or appeals to emotion demonstrates excitement of a well remembered place in which it "generates a type of connection" and "promise to the reader" (Holmes 68). Reflection of memories allows the narrator to understand his role and identity in the present (Radstone 135). Elwyn Brooks Whites successfully portrays the difficultly of accepting passage of life/ time, in which childhood memories are valued and cherished through place-based writing.
Dombroski 1 Lisa Dombroski Prof. Harrison English 101 18 September 2000 Footsteps of Time E.B. White's essay, Once More to the Lake demonstrate his own security in consistency from growing up on into adulthood. White begins to set the stage mid way through the first paragraph, mentioning that he and his father "returned [to the lake] summer after summer- always on August 1 for one month" followed up by the fact that "has since become a salt-water man," longing to one day return to the "holy spot." This trip back to the lake brings back a great deal of memories, as if there "[had] been no passage of time." It is on this trip that White begins to realize that his son seems to possess the same enthusiasm that he did when White was a boy.