Moments Of Being Virginia Woolf Analysis

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In the excerpt from Moments of Being, Virginia Woolf reflects on her childhood summers fishing with her father and the lessons she learns from it. Woolf uses different language devices to convey the lasting significance of a valuable lesson she learns from her father and her memory of “sporting” passion and happiness to draw on in her adult life. Throughout the passage, Woolf uses literary devices to describe her experiences with her father. She uses imagery to describe Thoby as he steers the boat, the sea and the fish in it, and the joy in the sport of fishing. However, in the face of her father’s feelings about fishing for sport, her love for the fishing withers. Nevertheless, her “sporting passion” transfers to other passions later in life.
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