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Unformatted text preview: depression actually worked. This story is a lot more than just camping in the woods at below zero temperatures. Instead this was a life changing experience for Pam Houston because in her closing comments of the short story she admits that her life began to turn around after this camping trip. Mind you, it wasnt overnight but a gradual process. Pam Houston began the story with the doctors office visit. This opening scene conveyed the magnitude of the situation. The reader was able to realize that she was going through tough times. Pam also emphasized her winter camping expedition. This moment was a turning point in her life so she tried to tell this vividly with a lot of details and descriptions. She also was able to describe her feeling and what was changing her emotional state. Using these approaches with her writing, she got her points across strongly....
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- Fall '08