Okefenokee Swamp - out by talking about the setting and...

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Sean Quigley AP English 2A 09/17/11 Okefenokee Swamp While the two passages are quite similar in subject, the purposes of the writers are clearly different. In passage one the description is written in a factual list form. The author does not try to entertain or anything of that sort, he simply tries to get the facts and information across in the most concise form possible. The way he writes makes me believe that he was writing this for a textbook, encyclopedia or some other type of educational nonfictional source. Contrary to passage one, passage two uses description in a more fluid way. He starts
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Unformatted text preview: out by talking about the setting and information about the area, and then continues to talk about the wildlife of the area. Instead of giving you just boring information about the swamp the author wants you to believe that you are actually there in the swamp. The author does this by using a lot of vivid diction. Another way that this passage is different is that it refers to the swamp with a negative connotation referring to it as a “hellish zoo.” I would assume that this is a passage from a novel or some kind of entertaining writing....
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