It's Just Work By Annie Dillard Summary

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Why do bicycles fall over? Because they are two-tired! Jokes are a common instrument in writing. Annie Dillard’s essay “ It’s Not Talent: It’s Just Work” has many little jokes or comedic remarks. Those jokes allow her to get her main point across, while also giving the reader something to enjoy. Not only does her essay use jokes, but it also uses idioms to grab the reader’s attention. Dillard has a few good comedic remarks in her essay that help portray to her main idea. Her first remark was used at the end of her first paragraph saying,”Doing something does not require discipline; it creates its own discipline --- with a little help from caffeine.” This sentence is able to get her main point across while also keeping the reader’s interest by using a joke. Later Dillard says,”They ask this question with envy in their voices …show more content…
Her first idiom that I was able to catch was,” We want to believe that other people are natural wonders; it gets us off the hook.” The use of that idiom was quirky, but it is still able to catch the eye. Then the reader will start to wonder why did she say that, so then the reader will keep reading to find it out. That was I gathered from that idiom. I wanted to read and read searching for more idioms and going back over myself to find them. Reading more I was able to find,”It’s a long line --- but it is the only show in town.” Her use of idioms was very clever. Dillard used her comedic remarks and quirkiness to drag the reader even further into her essay. The use of the comedic remarks allowed her to get her points across, but also gave the reader something to enjoy other than the essay. The idioms are allowing the reader to gather more information and letting them put their own meaning into it. Thanks to Dillard the reader gets to enjoy an amazing essay; while also giving the reader some other

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