Debra Marguert Debra Marguart Analysis

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Any land worth everything that any man has to give. Anguish, ecstasy, faith, jealousy, love, hatred, life or death. Don't you see that's the whole excuse for our existence? It's what makes the whole thing possible and tolerable.Debra Marguart expresses her overwhelming love for the upper Midwest territory, even as it was called an uninhabitable and bare location for many who first approached it. With her use of allusions and diction to characterize the early region as unimpressive, she is able to show to the reader all of the distinctive virtues of the land.. In her writing, she repetitively creates alludes to writers and surveyors correspondingly in order to describe singular assets of the region. She refers to Sylvia Griffith Wheeler when she writes, “we are the folks presidents talk to when times require.” Margrquet’s use of allusion illustrates her people as of natural heritage and of important to America because presidents themselves find significance in their opinions. Also, she highlights the notion that citizens that hail from this region are among …show more content…

For example, when discussing men, like Long, who had visited the region, she states that they declared it unimpressive and “a dreary plan, wholly unfit for cultivation.” Here, she sets up the views of harsh critics of the region for comparison with her own feelings for the region itself. Marquet goes on to introduce a story about her grandparents, who felt “anticipation” when waiting to receive their land. By comparing the uncomplimentary aspects of the land judged by surveyors with her grandparents feeling of anticipation, she shows the reader how the land represented a new beginning for many Americans who disregarded the criticism of earlier assessors. She once again portrays her respect for the people of the upper Midwest by clowning their ability to cultivate a previously labeled “unimpressive”

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