Name All the Animals(1)

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Awaken Slumbers After reading Part I of, “Name All the Animals” I was happy with having read it. Alison Smith’s use of imagery was beyond what I expected. I’ve been fortunate enough to not have to cope with deaths in my family or close friends and although I can’t relate to the story with my own life, I felt like I was there, I felt the parent’s pain and I felt Alison’s pain. There were certain bits and pieces in every chapter that I liked, but a few stuck out more than others. The chapter that interested me the most in Part I was chapter 7. Chapter 7 consisted of Ali talking in detail about her and her brother’s births and how they grew up. The age difference between the siblings is about the same between my brother and I, so when she said, “But after the first year, when he discovered that I was going to be able to walk and carry things, Roy grew accustomed to the idea of me. He even grew fond. Soon I became his only playmate. I solitary child, he did not like to socialize with other
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at Monroe CC.

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Name All the Animals(1) - Awaken Slumbers After reading...

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