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    Works of literature are often juxtaposed to one another in an effort to better understand each work in comparison to the other; this is no exception. The themes of the short stories “Once More By the Lake” by E.B. White and “Stone Soup” by Barbara Kingsolver will be compared as well as contrasted. “Once More By the Lake” is a short story about a man who is visiting his childhood lakehouse with his son and is slowly beginning to realize that he unwittingly transitioned from son to father and has now

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    Once More Of The Lake

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    “Once More to the Lake” is a short essay written by E.B. White for his column in the New Yorker, One Man’s Meat. “Once More to the Lake” is a story about a father who is taking his son to his childhood vacation spot. On the trip, the father finds himself inside the memories of his past. Throughout the trip, the father finds differences in the lake from when he was a child. While much of E.B. White 's essay is set in the present, the author explores his own mortality as he looks both to the past

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    Once More To The Lake

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    Upon reading E.B. White’s Once more to the Lake, the general presumption I had was that the article provided a deep look at parental relations, but upon my perpetuated reading and research, I have concluded that it has much more to offer. The social commentary enhances the essay greatly, which includes an intricate narrative and tons of biographical content on its famed author, E.B. White. White constantly explores the theme of time, but also develops a theme on the idea of holding onto memories

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    “Once More to the Lake” is an essay that was published in Harper’s Magazine in 1941 by author E.B. White. The author tells the story through a first-person point of view and describes his experience at a lakefront camp in Maine. The essay shows White going through an internal conflict between perceiving the lake and acting as he did as a child and observing the lake and acting as an adult. White’s experience and views as an adult almost seem identical to his experience as a child until it is effected

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    “Once More to the Lake,” by E.B White is a short story that provokes reflection by exploring familial relationships and human relation to time. It narrates the tale of a man who spent his childhood summers with his family at a rented lake property in Maine. After years apart from the sacred place, he decides to return with his son. To the narrator’s relief, the lake and its surroundings appear to be the same, at least on the surface. However, he overlooks the decades that have passed and refuses

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    “Once More to the Lake” by E. B. White is about a man who decides to take his son on the family vacation to the lake he took with his father when he was a child. During the essay, the author reminisces on his trips to the lake during his youth and tells the reader about how things have changed. The author uses wonderful detail and at some points in the essay feels as if he is a boy again standing in his son’s place with his father next to him. The author shows the readers he is a man who enjoys

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    Many people, after reading “The Death of the Moth” by Virginia Woolf or “Once More to the Lake,” would get the general idea that both essays are about death. However, it is apparent to me that both works are really an illustration of the significance of life, but each essay accomplishes this in a different way. I aim to show how these two essays are alike by comparing their similar theme of “carpe diem” as well as some stylistic choices. I say “carpe diem” because, to me, the essays convey the message

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    In his essay “Once More to the Lake,” author E.B. White reflects on experiences he has had throughout his life at a family vacation spot. Although he writes the essay as an adult, he focuses on many childhood experiences with his father at the lake, comparing them to experiences he is having at same lake with his son. White begins by recalling his first time at the lake. He examines the similarities and differences between the two generations of lake experiences through rhetorical techniques in

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    Once More To The Lake by E.B White features stylistic and rhetorical strategies such as literary tone and flashbacks. Through the use of White’s flashbacks to his earlier childhood at the lake, the literary tone of nostalgia and reminiscent sentiment is set. The nostalgic attitude of the work contributes to the heartfelt tone of the piece as White transports the audience to a meaningful time in his life. Furthermore, the use of the various flashbacks helps White relate his childhood to his child

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    also contributed to the New Yorker Magazine and was a co-writer of English language style guide The Elements of Style. Through this story, Once More to the Lake is a reflection of White’s childhood memories that he is now sharing with his sons and we see how this trip to the lake means everything to him. This story is based on how white’s father took him to the lake that is just outside of the city.

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