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Alice Walker considers Zora Hurston a great writer and that she was not acknowledged for itbecause people eventually abandoned her. Walker feels that she knows Hurston through her workalthough she has not physically met her. Annie Dillard shows emotions from readers throughpersonal experience. She uses metaphors to encourage readers to understand and reflect on theadventure of her watching eclipse and becoming affected by it. Each writer uses great details ofimagery throughout the essays. Walker uses imagery in describing Zora’s birthplace, Eatonville.“The city of five lakes, three croquet courts, three hundred brown skins, three hundred goodswimmers, plenty guavas, two schools, and no jailhouse” (Oates, 2000, pg. 395). She also usedcolor to describe the appearance of each person she encountered. I believe that her use ofimagery in creating color to be related to her message that color does not matter when it comes
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