Summary Of Annie Dillard's Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

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In writing, the emotion and setting of a piece can be incredibly essential to the feeling and effect. Annie Dillard, in an excerpt from “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”, creatively focuses on establishing an eerie setting and a mysterious sensation when witnessing the unusual with deep, haunting imagery and manipulative language. Imagery is essential to establishing the settings of written work. Much can be inferred from a setting well established. Dillard carefully composes her setting with image provoking words and phrases such as, “chilly night”, “balls of dew droop”, “curved blades of grass”, and “tremble and sway”. These create a setting in the night time, which furthers the mysterious undertones, particularly when the eels arrive to this
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