"E B White Once More To The Lake" Essays and Research Papers

  • E B White Once More To The Lake

    Once More to the Lake” “Once More to the Lake” is about a father who takes his son to a camp he had visited often as a boy with his own father. While on this trip, the man often reminisces about how this camp has not changed a bit and that he often feels like he has gone back in time and is the boy he was when he first came, not the father he now is like when the speaker says “[…] or I would be saying something, and suddenly it would be not I but my father who was saying the words […]” (White...

    Adult, Childhood, Coming of age 1080  Words | 3  Pages

  • once more to the lake

     "Once More to the Lake" is an essay first published in Harper's magazine in 1941 by author E. B. White. Once more to the lake” is a personal and autobiographical writing shared by E.B.White and therefore, the main character is the author itself and White’s beloved family. In abstract “Once more to the lake” is a renowned writing of E.B.White in which the author narrates a story recalling his childhood experience of resorting to a lake in Maine, however the story pertains more with how the...

    A Story, Ghostwriter, Meaning of life 949  Words | 3  Pages

  • Once More To The Lake

    Rhetorical Analysis of E.B. White?s ?Once More to the Lake? E.B. White?s ?Once more to the Lake? provides keen insight into the life of a middle-aged man reflecting on the past, present, and future. The setting of the essay primarily resides at a lake that offered the author endless amounts of pleasure as a child. Now as an adult, the author wishes to relive this experience and try to recapture his youth. Throughout the essay a major theme develops: Although the passage of time produces a link between...

    Contemporary history, Future, Past 1313  Words | 4  Pages

  • once more to the lake

    Once More To The Lake The author E.B. White writes about his childhood memories, when his dad used to take him and his family to a lake in Maine, where they used to spend their summers for many years. He decided one day to go back and take his son with him; he mentions that his son had never experienced fresh water, and that he only saw lily pads from a train window. White thought it would be a great experience for both of them. The author talks later about his time at the lake with amazing...

    Linden Ashby, The Lake, Time 1398  Words | 3  Pages

  • Once More to the Lake

    the present moment. In E.B. White’s essay “Once More to the Lake,” a father struggles with an internal conflict between the present and the past, and between memory and reality. Through the use of contrasting stylistic elements, as well as synchronization and repetition, the father’s insistence that “there had been no years” (446) blurs the line between his memory and his experiences with his son, altering the very concept of time itself. White first generates an impression of dichotomy...

    Abstraction, Concept, Future 875  Words | 3  Pages

  • Essay on Once More to the Lake

    An Analysis of E.B Whites, “Once More to the Lake” In E.B Whites essay,Once More to the Lake” he reflects on his summer outing with his son. Throughout the trip, memories of his childhood, long forgotten, resurface themselves as he experiences the same vacation with his own son. These memories create in him a feeling as if time has not changed and that he is reliving his old days. His father used to take him to the same camping spot as a boy. He was certain that there would be changes since...

    Emotion, Feeling, Narrative 1092  Words | 3  Pages

  • Once More by the Lake

    Once More to the Lake by E.B. White The clock is always ticking and the world is always changing whether we want it to or not. In E.B. Whites "Once More to the Lake", A present day father takes his child to an area his family would frequent for a week every summer. Upon arriving back at his childhood retreat, he is hit with an almost overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Once a child on a family vacation, the narrator is now reliving his childhood based on the experiences of his own child visiting...

    2001 albums, As Time Goes By, Change 1006  Words | 3  Pages

  • Once More to the Lake - Essay 2

    A Summary of “Once More to the Lake” Jason Mraz Eng 101 Essay#1- Revision In his essay "Once More to the Lake", E.B. White shares the story of reliving his childhood memories of going to a lake in Maine. As an adult, E.B. White lives by the ocean and has a love for the salt water, but every so often he get the urge to revisit the lake he knew as a child. One day that desire was strong enough to motivate him to take his son to the same place his father had taken...

    Boat, Change, Inboard motor 890  Words | 3  Pages

  • once more to the lake

    Vanessa Soler Professor Isabel Grayson English 109 September 17, 2013 The Reality of Life In the essay, “Once More to the Lake” by E.B White, a father returns with his son, to a vacation lake in Maine, where his father used to take him when he was younger. When the father spends time there with his son, he begins to reminisce on the experience he shared at the lake with his own father. The thought of immortality and timelessness tricks the narrator into believing no time has passed. While...

    Katharine Hepburn, Life, Looks at Life 1171  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nostalgia Like in Once More to the Lake

    Nostalgia Throughout these past few years I’ve noticed my parents restricted my freedom more and more as I grew away from adolescence and grew into adulthood. It had begun to finally frustrate me and the last straw was during Sunday dinner when my dad banned me from working a part time job. I was confused because with my age I really don’t need their permission but thankfully mom explained, for dad was a man with few words, about their unreal desires to keep me their kid forever and stop them...

    Family, Father, Full-time 1224  Words | 3  Pages

  • Narrative Essay: Once More to the Lake

    11th, 2010 Once more to the Lake is an essay written by E.B. in which the author tries to establish the links of his present life with his past experiences when he was a little boy. The essay starts as a father and son go to the lake, which was a favorite place for camping and fishing of the father when he was a child. The father is full of expectations as the lake symbolizes his youth ages and the most careless period of his life. So the decision to go fishing again on this lake may be regarded...

    Change, Family, Son 1072  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Once More to the Lake" read through analysis

    main theme in the essay of "Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White. The essay is a story of White and his son revisiting his childhood vacationing spot and how the passage of time since his previous visits has a relentless hold on him as White comes to accept his own mortality. White uses literary techniques such as imagery, metaphor, and tone to illustrate the comparison of the lake as he remembers it as a boy to the subtle changes it has faced since he has been away. White often describes recent experiences...

    Boy, Essay, Stephen Dorff 893  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Critique of Once More to the Lake

    A Critique of Once More to the Lake Your Name Class Year A critique ofWhite, E. B. “Once More to the Lake”. The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Solutions. 2011. 298-303. Print A critique of Once More to the Lake, E. B. White, text. The main idea is that many people reflect on their past lives and experiences when their past mirror their children present. The author achieves...

    Odor, Olfaction, Past 547  Words | 2  Pages

  • Once More to the Lake

    nce More to the Lake E. B. White’s Once More to the Lake is a very well written essay. The back and forth reflections of his childhood to adulthood is engaging. The way he compares his child self to his son arrests the whole essay. White’s story captures the essence of childhood memories. Reflecting beautifully will bring beauty, this is what White did. Retrospect is the main idea of White’s Once More to the Lake. Throughout the essay, White constantly reflects on his childhood and days at the...

    Essay, Present, Short story 514  Words | 2  Pages

  • Once More to the Little Store

    Once More to the Little Store They were surrounding me with shades of yellow and black; I stood in the middle of a sunflower garden. I wanted to pick a flower for my mom, who was inside of our apartment. I searched around the hoard of flowers until I found the perfect one. Then it fades to black. This exact clip was cut out of my childhood and remains imprinted in my memories for some unknown reason. Every person has one of these “clips” in which they have a vivid memory of one place or time...

    Essay, Eudora, Eudora Welty 1041  Words | 3  Pages

  • Once More To The Lake By E.B. White

    Once More to the Lake by E.B. WhiteOnce More to the Lake, by E.B. White was an essay in which a father struggles to find himself. The essay is about a little boy and his father. They go to a lake where the father had been in his childhood years. The father looks back at those years and tries to relive the moments through his son's eyes. He knows he can't, and has difficulty dealing with the fact that he can't go back in time. E.B. White's way of letting the reader know that the father is in a way...

    Apostrophe 548  Words | 2  Pages

  • Once More to the Lake Analysis

    E.B. White's "Once More to the Lake," essay is a reflection upon a family experience he had beside his favorite childhood area. Even though the essay takes places while he is in his older years, it focuses more on his childhood state with his father at the same location. White uses a myriad of rhetorical devices in his essay that paints a picture and puts you directly into the story. Not only did White use numerous rhetorical devices, but he combined rhetorical methods to bring his past to our present...

    E. B. White, Essay, First person 571  Words | 2  Pages

  • One More Time to the Lake

    7/25/13 “One more time to the lake” By E.B. White Superficially, E.B. White's "Once More to the Lake" seems to be a recollection of a man's childhood vacations and his attempt to bond them with his son. Upon careful inspection, the essay is about worries brought upon by the nature fear of death. Expecting a peaceful return to nature, he finds that his childhood place has been changed, and through his son, realizes that his youth has slipped away. We first see this when White grasps the idea...

    Child, Emotion, Fear 808  Words | 3  Pages

  • Once More to the Lake

    Respond to questions about E.B. White’s “Once More to the Lake.” 1. What does White suggest about the nature of memory? Why, for example, can he sometimes feel like both his father and his son? White suggests the nature of memory is the repeating of generations. He felt like his father because with his son he remembers doing the same things that his father did when he was younger, and he felt like his son because his son was doing some of the same things he had done with his father when he...

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  • Once More to the Lake

    acAnalytical Questions Regarding an Argument’s Structure Once More to the Lake By E. B. White Examine the argument’s opening statement? In the first paragraph Mr. White story speaks of a man’s memories in the summer of 1904. This man began to remember trips to the lake he took with his family and of his father. This month long camping trips were an annual event to the lake; in Maine. These trips always took place in the month of August. He talks about, his siblings and himself getting ringworm...

    Family, Storm 702  Words | 2  Pages

  • Footsteps of Time: Eb Whites Once More to the Lake

    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...

    Boy, Ethan Hawke, Family 631  Words | 2  Pages

  • Precis: Once More to the Lake

    Once More to the Lake precis E.B. White reflects on his return back to the lake from when he was a boy. This was his ideal vacation spot when he was a boy. He found great joy in the visit, which ironically causes himself to struggle that he is now a man. White was engaged in an internal struggle between acting and viewing the lake as he did when he was a boy and acting and viewing it as an adult… or maybe in a way as his father did. Although White sees the lake identical to what it was as a boy...

    Contemporary history, Future, Past 428  Words | 2  Pages

  • Once More in the Lake

    Once More to the Lake Argument Essay In Whites essay “Once More to the Lake,” the narrator ends with a chilling sensation. As White watches his son hop out of the lake, he has an epiphany concerning his old age. “As he buckled the swollen belt suddenly my groin felt the chill of death.” the concluding sentence is not only effective, but also perceives the purpose of the entire essay. With a little attention, it’s easy to see how the essay leads naturally to a sense of death’s approach or inevitability...

    Essay, Future, Time 455  Words | 2  Pages

  • Once More to the Lake

    "Once More to the Lake" written by E.B. White is a narrative essay in which White analyzes his conflict with time. The main subjects in this piece are time, childhood memories, and the lake. White conveys these subjects with a reminisent tone that denotes his great longing for these childhood memories to recur.White's essay "Once More to the Lake" shows an internal conflict with time and childhood memories through the use of diction, repetition of imagery, words, and sensory details that suggests...

    Author, Essay, Short story 450  Words | 2  Pages

  • Once More to the Lake

    AP English Description and Narration "Once More to The Lake", by E.B. White portrays desscription and narration, refelcting the general sentiment by describing the experiences with his son that he shared with his father at a later time. White utilizes adjectives to emphasize that his son reminds him deeply of himself. Illlustrative description conveys how personality traits of families get passed down to younger generations. White sees and describes the dragongflys actions as well as...

    Description, Family, Father 484  Words | 2  Pages

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  • Once more to the lake

    1. In the opening paragraphs, White's attitude was of reminasance and awe. The nostalgia of his memory shared with us not once but twice. His urge to revisit the lake was strengthened with the readers urge to read just a bit more detail. White claws us into the memory with him, like we were there as a story teller, telling ourselves about what was happening, what it smelled and felt like. His attitude was of a warm "jollity" that invited us to join. 2. Examples of creative language: "and the gods...

    A Story, Denotation, Feeling 822  Words | 2  Pages

  • Loon Lake by E. L. Doctorow

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  • Reading Response - Once More To The Lake

    Bella I. Setiady Engl-122 Reading Response Place of Memories E.B. White described the lake with subjective description that delivered his emotion and impression towards the lake. He wrote “Once More to the Lake” recalling his memories with his father and taking along his son for the first time. The theme of this essay was the passage of time and the changes occurred in the lake. He revealed the differences of the lake and that he himself had changed by time, yet still felt the bond tied between...

    A Good Thing, Cherry Red, Future 584  Words | 2  Pages

  • Critical Analysis Of Only Daughter And Once More To The Lake

    Luc Brubaker Professor Kozak English 110 Reading Journal 5 2 October 2012 Reading Journal 5, Prompt 1 Between Cisneros’s “Only Daughter” and White’sOnce more to the Lake,” the audience gets two tastes of starting and ending lines, both taking the essay to the same place. Ultimately, both beginnings prepare the reader for their flash back story and end with a specific moment during the story that will always stick with them. Although their format was similar and their beginning and ending strategies...

    Essay, Essays, Short story 636  Words | 3  Pages

  • Once More to the Lake Rhetoric Analysis

    Once More to the Lake,” by E.B. White, is about the return to the lake of his childhood after many years with his son. The theme of White's essay is the passage of time and the changes that it brings. He confronts multiple changes as he grapples with the idea that the peaceful place of his childhood, and his existence in it, remain the same. But while the lake in its essence remains unaffected by time, he himself is changed, and then he finally acknowledges one basic irony of life that he is subject...

    Change, Future, Life 574  Words | 2  Pages

  • once more to the lake

    E.B. White's essay "Once More to the Lake" is a very well written piece of writing. That being saidI will first start breaking down the main points and different parts of this essay by discussing the more broad subject of his structure. Most of the essay is written about the present but he jumps periodically to his past. He uses this effect as a comparison between the past and the present. It shows mostly how his son is just like he was, but at the same time his son can be different. For instance...

    Boat, Inboard motor, Outboard motor 513  Words | 2  Pages

  • Once More Lake

    September 31, 2012 Once More to the Lake In this story the author relives his childhood memories on a lake in Maine where his father used to take him and his siblings. In the story the author has moments where he “seemed to be living in dual existence” where he sees himself as his son and sees himself being his father at the same time. The author says “I would be in the middle of a simple act, I would be picking up a bait box, or laying down a table fork, or I would be saying something, and suddenly...

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  • Between White and Roberts

     Between White and Roberts Nathan Goodson ENG 121: English composition 1 Instructor: Patrice Jones 4/7/2014 Between the descriptive essay "Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White, and the narrative essay "How to Say Nothing in 500 Words" by P.M. Roberts I find the descriptive essay to be far more interesting to read for the way it is written appeals to the senses of the reader. Both essays, however, carry good merit and are written very well. The essay that is currently being presented...

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  • E.B. White

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  • E. B. White's Essay, "Once More to the Lake, " Ends with His Feeling "The Chill of Death." Explain What That Phrase Means* for the Essay, and How the Essay Leads Toward That Conclusion.**

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