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Dillard's Mundane Diction Choices

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Dillard includes a shift from inside the plane to back outside in the twenty-ninth paragraph and uses mundane diction choices. While flying in the plane was exhilarating, once they landed, Dillard and Rahm simply “climbed,” “walked,” and “wandered.” These mundate diction choices are used in order to emphasize how being inside the plane juxtaposed to being outside of it. Inside, life was amazing and breathtaking, but outside, everything was mundane and average. The audience can understand how Dillard’s view on life outside the plane had changed--she no longer was interested in it, and desired her new-found life in the sky. She includes another shift in her attitude in the following paragraph. Dillard opens the thirtieth paragraph with the
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