Dillard's Description Of Living Like A Weasel

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In the description of Living like a weasel , Dillard uses naturalistic diction and pure phraseology to contribute to her aim increasing such a contrast and guiding the reader towards a path of instinct above all else. The weasel, described as, “gazing”, “blossomed” and “disappeared” . She utilizes those words that usher in an ambience of natural beauty, letting the reader imagine being nested in the woods. Dillard introduces a contrast between the “musky” and “tender” nature of woods and pond versus the “beer can” filled and “threatened” tracks imprinted by human exploration and “physical senses”. She develops the idea by bringing the reader into her childhood world in pennsylvania suburbia with nature oriented diction and imagery. She highlights
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