My Little Bit of Country
The text is about a woman called Susan Cheever, an essay from 2012. Susan was born in 1943, and later on, she became an American writer. The text is Cheever’s memories from she was about 3 or 4 years old, and up to her older years in 2012. In the beginning, the telling takes place in New York City, until Cheever’s parents decide to move her brother and her to the country. Susan Cheever is a 1st person narrator with access to her very own memories. Her father went home from World War 2, and spent a lot of time with her in Central Park. Cheever’s mom and dad wants something bigger to live in, and when her younger brother is born, they decide to move to the country, a woodsy hamlet in Westchester. The park means a lot to her, and she gets there by every opportunity she has after moving to the country, she is described as being very independent, page 2, lines 126-128: “as soon as I was old enough to take the train back in to New York I did so at every opportunity.” We are also told that after she became an adult she moved many places, but never felt home anywhere but New York. The text is filled with metaphors, which is shown on page 4, lines 178-283 “One night the surface of the water heaved and buckled, and a turtle as big as a small car, a mossy prehistoric apparition in the middle of the city, inhaled the biggest chunk…” The metaphors make the text more real and we can feel like we are in the text as well. The big contrast in this text is the difference between the suburbs and the life in New York. The most important theme in this essay must be from child to adult. Where is the best place to grow up? “It was better to live in the city than the country because in the city he could find a little bit of country, but in the country there was no little bit of city in the country” page 3, lines 140-144 she found enough of country in Central park, where she loved to spend her time. City kids will be city kids and country kids will be...
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