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Unformatted text preview: was enormous and black” (483). Using concise yet easily grasped details, she illustrates a vivid picture of the event in the reader’s mind. The author is able to describe the scene in such a way that even a reader who has never seen an eclipse before can visualize it in his head. Dillard keeps the reader interested by including her own little anecdotes such as the reference to the Emperor Louis of Bavaria. Also, she uniquely compares the moon to a dragon. By doing so, Dillard creates the image of a beast swallowing the sun. In the following sentences, she continues to use the pronoun “it” to describe the relation of the moon and the eclipse. Works Cited Dillard, Annie. “Total Eclipse.” The Best American Essays of the 20 th Century . Ed. Joyce Carol Oates. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000....
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