The story I went with was One More To Lake by E.B White. To me his story felt poetic. He was mesmerized by the smells of the cabin he would stay in as a child. Reason being that I chose poetic writing for E.B White is because how he carefully he chose his words for his story. “I guess I remembered clearest of all the mornings, when the lake was cool and motionless, remembered how the bedroom smelled of lumber it was made of and of the wet woods whose scent entered the screen” (White 97).
Smells can always take you back to a time where you once were. That is what caught my interest. At times when I would wake up in morning in Iraq and would smell the desert I would close my eyes and picture myself in California. I lived in southern California for ten years and every morning It would smell like palm trees with a cold breeze.
The article I chose was Growing Up Colored by Henry Louise Gates Jr. “This was a world so elegantly distant from ours, it was like a voyage to another galaxy, light-years away (Gates 56-63). I chose this piece because people have memories of the good times and also of the bad. The author growing up in the 1950’s as a colored boy was not easy because of the racial discrimination. So as an adult he looks back at his past when times were so different. This story was not at all like One More To Lake by E.B White. To me history is very important thus being reason why I chose this article.
In order to make my writing stronger I must always capture the readers interest and bring the reader in so that he or she can visualize the story just as the writer can.
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