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Journal 3

The metaphor Dillard is that language is the essential tool of the writer which takes skill to use properly. The specific tools Dillard uses each reflect a point she brings up. The miner’s pick makes the most since here since … Continue reading

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Regarding the idea of the hero’s journey, I definitely think Inman is taking part in a hero’s journey. Looking at Inman more as a hero at first (and temporarily disregarding the parallels to Odysseus) reveals that he is following the … Continue reading

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Dillard uses a bunch of metaphors in “The Writing Life” the ones that she uses in the first sentence sets up the idea that writing is a craft, an art form and also something that takes the diligence and care. … Continue reading

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1) B) Ada’s mental journey is just as taxing, mental and physically, as Inman’s. Changing one’s entire way of living is one of the hardest things anyone ever has to do, and she’s doing almost all by herself. Ruby teaching … Continue reading

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Dillard does have some interesting writing metaphors that capture a side of writing a lot of people might not assume to be how a writer feels. Take the one about a line of words, “…a surgeon’s probe.” Comparing writing/a physical line … Continue reading

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Journal 3

I mostly agree with the metaphors Dillard used. A miner’s pick and a woodcarver’s gouge make the most sense to me because they’re tools for shaping something. They’re shaping the words, making the path for the reader to follow. Fiber … Continue reading

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