The Way To Rainy Mountain Stylistic Analysis

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Compare and Contrast Essay 2
Throughout a lifetime, there may come a time where a loved one has passed away. Two essays written by two completely different authors, but also alike. The Way to Rainy Mountain, and Once More to the Lake were both two essays who had similar tones about the loss of a loved one and how they had memories relating to that person. Momday’s “The Way to Rainy Mountain” was a story about how he lost his grandmother, and E.B White’s “Once More to the Lake” was a story on how he lost his father. Both have the same relations with having someone pass away. However, the relationship differs in both essays. In “The Way to Rainy Mountain”, Momday was closer to his grandmother. It was never really clear how his relationship
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On page 185, Momday describes Yellowstone; one of his favorite memories to be mellow. He says, “A dark mist lay over the Black Hills, and the land was like iron”. This had set the tone for his memory right then. He loved Yellowstone. His description was so passionate, it was like you were actually there. This differs from White’s essay. In “Once More to the lake” White’s mood of the story was completely opposite. It was more of an upbeat tone. It was like you could tell this was more of a country location versus a mountain. Throughout White’s story, he reminisces back to his childhood life where his dad use to take him. This essay relates back to the past and present. As White is now taking his son to the lake. He talks about how he misses being the one that got token to the lake. His tone was generous, yet he also was feeling worried. White says, “It seemed to me, as I kept remembering all this, that those times and those summers had been infinitely precious and worth saving. There had been jollity and peace and goodness.” Therefore, stating that there were more good memories to think about than bad. As he began thinking about the memories, he realized that he was now in his father’s footsteps, and he would soon age, meaning he was
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