Essay on Annie Dillard ' Living Like Weasels" Summary and Response

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Living like Weasels In the essay “Living like Weasels”, the author Annie Dillard wrote about her first encounter after she saw a real wild weasel for the first time in her life. The story began when she went to Hollins Pond which is a remarkable place of shallowness where she likes to go at sunset and sit on a tree trunk. Dillard traced the motorcycle path in all gratitude through the wild rose up in to high grassy fields and while she was looking down, a weasel caught her eyes attention; he was looking up at her too. The weasel was ten inches long, thin as a curve, a muscled ribbon, brown as fruitwood, soft-furred, and alert. His face was fierce, small, pointed as Lizard’s, and with two black eyes. They exchanged the glances as…show more content…
Then she began to talk about her own story with weasels, by describing the scene and the place of her story; she explained why did she go to Hollins Pond? And what she used to do in that place? To give an image to the audience about the place where she saw the weasels for the first time in her life. After that Dillard started to put the events of her story together, like how was her first meeting with the weasel and what she experienced from that meeting. The author also has a distinctive way of description. She described the weasels in such a creative way. She could give a sample picture about the weasel without drawing it. Also, Dillard used an emotional style when she wrote about her first incident with the weasel and how they exchanged the glances as lovers. Finally, I believe that Annie Dillard is a very skilled author. At the beginning she attracted the audience attention by a question, then she started to communicate with the audience brains, sometime she made the audience used their imagination to think about how do weasels look like and sometimes she pulled their emotions, and at the end she made the audience thought about their lives and compare it with weasel’s

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