Tone Of Dog's Death By John Updike

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In “Dog’s Death”, John Updike depicts the death of a young dog and creates a sorrowful and anguished speaker through detail in order to suggest to the reader that death is inevitable, even with all the affection and care in the world. John Updike describes the family’s love with the words “surrounded by love that would have upheld her”, conveying how much love and care they gave her. Through these melancholy details, Updike creates a somber but also poignant tone, as they effectively convey the family’s anguish. Through this tone Updike suggests that death is unavoidable.
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