Vivid Imagery In David Foster Wallace's Water

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We go through life with important, beautiful things hovering right below our nose in our reach the whole time yet for some reason we never seem to notice them they slip right out from under us like they were never there at all. We’ve been in water but never been able to distinguish it. David Foster Wallace touches on all the aspects of selfishness and belief in his changing speech to Kenyan students called This is Water David Foster Wallace uses vivid imagery, figurative language , and symbolism to enhance the readers/listeners experience well making the piece seem more personal. One literary tool that David Foster Wallace uses to invoke more feeling the reader is vivid imagery. When he talks about the hardships of having to go through the grocery after work, the little things that make life tougher, you can feel the store around you. The hard concrete floors with the damp light roughly illuminating the isle.“...the ADHD kids who all block the aisle and you have to grit your teeth and try to be polite as you ask them to let you by, and eventually, finally, you get all your supper supplies, except now it turns out there aren't enough checkout lanes open even though it's the end-of-the-day-rush…” Is a great quote to represent the vivid imagery used in this piece. The way that he writes about more than just the image…show more content…
His precise word choice and literary devices makes the theme and moral of his speech so much clearer to the audience. The devices explain his work so much better than blad old cliches while making it much more fun to read at the same time. It also adds a person message to the piece, as if he wrote it to enhance your life. Sometimes what we're looking for is right there for us but were too burdened to even try to reach for it, sometimes we have to remember that this is
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