Passage Devices Essay (Joe&father camping; tradition) - Trillano 1 Kimberly Trillano AP Literature Girard Period II Passage Devices Essay 6

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Trillano 1 Kimberly Trillano AP Literature Girard Period II Passage Devices Essay 6 December 2017 The son, Joe, is dealing with a change to a traditional trip, which he worries will affect the relationship between him and his father. Dalton Trumbo uses devices that bring out Joe’s respect for his father, and his father’s open-mindedness about their relationship. When revealing the news about his friend joining a custom trip only he and his father take, Joe’s respect for his father is really brought out. For example, Trumbo uses imagery to describe the campsite – facts about it and what it’s like when Joe and his father camp out there. Trumbo goes into detail about what Joe sees and experiences: the fire, the enormous pine, the many lakes, the sound of the streams, and his father sitting across from him (lines 1-11). The many descriptions show the devotion Joe and his father have of returning to the place annually. It seems as though Joe is observing the things around him to try to memorize it all. He is reminiscing about all the times he and his father camp there – what they hear, see, and what it’s like to sleep there. The way he is taking it all in is like he is stalling, trying to remember what

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