05-10-06 5 Page Paper Stafford_Wrigley

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Fornecker 1 Benjamin Fornecker Close Reading and Critical Writing, 013 Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005 Different Writing Styles of Robert Wrigley and William Stafford Authors of poetry have different writing styles and techniques that they use to get their point across. William Stafford’s “Traveling Through the Dark” portrays the story of a dead deer by showing that the person who found the deer cared more about the livelihood of people than that of the deer, while Robert Wrigley’s “Highway 12, Just East of Paradise, Idaho” shows a different story of a dead deer from the perspective of a person with pity toward it. Both poems, written in the twenty-first century, show how authors, by use of language and momentum, can write two very similar stories that go in two different directions because of their details. Robert Wrigley uses a lot of detail in his poem, “Highway 12, Just East of Paradise, Idaho” to reassure the readers of exactly what is going on. “Launched at a sudden right angle – say / from twenty miles per hour south to fifty / miles per hour east…” (Wrigley 5-7) shows how Robert Wrigley’s use of language in his poem is very thorough and makes sure the audience can obtain the big picture with little details. “She skidded along the right lane’s / fog line true as a cue ball…” (Wrigley 13-14) illustrates Wrigley’s point that the late
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Fornecker 2 night could possibly be the reason this doe “was dead / the instant the truck hit her.” (Wrigley 1-2). This female deer was struck, sent flying across a highway “until her neck caught a sign post” (Wrigley 15). Wrigley’s thoughtful writings leave the reader with no questions about anything ambiguous due to his clear and concise words in his poem. William Stafford left things up to the reader in his
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENRU 1240 taught by Professor Kerins during the Fall '08 term at Fordham.

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