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    Terwilliger Bunts One by Annie Dillard “Terwilliger Bunts One” by Annie Dillard is an amusing, revealing essay in which the speaker, a woman in her twenties or thirties, tells the audience stories about her mother and her mother’s unusual personality. The ultimate purpose of the essay is to show by the mother’s various quirks and rules how her daughter is inspired to be her own person, stand up for the underdog, and to keep people on their toes, and to hopefully pass this lesson on to the audience

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    left unfound. In the writing piece, Seeing, Annie Dillard speaks of nature and the small things that we all are unconsciously blind to and not appreciative of. Seeing explores the idea of what it means to truly see things in this world. Annie Dillard’s main point is that we should view the world with less of a meddling eye, so that we are able to capture things that would otherwise go unnoticed. There’s a science to how we view things in nature. Dillard attempts to persuade her reader to adopt to

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    In nature things often occur that parallel our way way of being. In this short excerpt, Annie Dillard portrays the amount of determination and stubbornness in weasels, which is much like our own. At the beginning Ms. Dillard reflects on the characteristics that make a weasel wild. She writes that the weasel “…[kills] more bodies than he can eat warm, and often dragging the carcasses home” (Dillard 1). She then moves on to the weasels instinct,and stubbornness, through an anecdote in which a naturalist

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    Throughout Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, the author uses a number of techniques and devices to create images of particular landscapes that are both vivid and unique. Dillard’s language in descriptions of the landscape suggests space and shape, assigns color and likeness, and at times, implies motion and vitality. One particularly striking example of Dillard’s crafting the landscape occurs when she famously “pat[s] the puppy” (79) and becomes completely aware of her present sensory experiences

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    Annie Dillard's “Terwilliger Bunts One”

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    anything; we just rehearse what we’ve been told is there” (Rosenwasser 4). In the anecdotal piece “Terwilliger Bunts One”, Annie Dillard has expressed her feelings and emotions towards her mother. Writing from the first person point of view, Annie Dillard also explains to her audience the attitude her mother took through many different circumstances and anecdotes that Dillard revealed thus admiring the personality of her mother as a child. By mentioning the qualities that her mother possesses, she

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    Woolf’s “The Death of the Moth” and Annie Dillard’s “Living Like Weasels” both use animals as a symbol of life to share their viewpoint of life, Woolf uses sad and sympathetic tone and usual description of a typical autumn morning and Dillard uses cheerful and positive tone and almost dreamlike description of a beautiful summer evening to convey that people should live their lives the way they choose, since death is inevitable anyway. Both authors, Woolf and Dillard, choose animals in their essays as

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    American Childhood" by Annie Dillard is a good example of how a family member has influence on the children. This essay expresses her idea about her mother when the author looks back at her young age. Children will copy his or her character from the nearest person around them and develop this process until they mature. Family members would be the biggest influence to young children. A young girl imitates her mother and a young boy imitates his father, respectively. From the essay, Dillard said a lot about

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    makes so many differences in our world? According to the story of In the Jungle and my personal experiences, our lives are affected by living condition, natural resources and social environment around us. In the story of In the Jungle, Author Annie Dillard goes to the Napo River, which is the heart of the Ecuadorian Jungle and it is also the most unspoiled place. She describes the natural living style of the people who live there. As she tells us is the story that “The cold woke them; they warmed

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    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, written by Annie Dillard, is a novel based on the writers curiousness about the mystery of God and the world which surrounds her. She is truly baffled by the thought of God and the way his world seems to be evolving. Dillards novel encompasses two main themes. Her first theme is actually a brilliant question; Dillard wonders how there can be a loving and caring God when he has created such a brutal environment. Her second

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    Annie Dillard’s essay, “Living Like Weasels”, show how her first encounter with this odd creature gave her new philosophical insight into human nature. Dillard feels connected to this creature which lead her to believe that we should become more like a weasel. So, should we live like weasels? Yes, we, as humanity, should bring back more of our natural instinct and possess a strong sense of necessity, both qualities that a weasel has. For if a weasels is one thing, it is persistent, and that is a

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