In “Once More to the Lake” the author tended to use long descriptive sentences. The descriptive sentences that he used helped him create a successful piece of writing. To me it was very successful because the author created a vivid image in my head of his memory. I felt as though I was standing there near the lake experiencing the things he was describing in his story. I could picture everything he talked about. “I felt the same damp moss covering the worms in the bait can, and saw the dragonﬂy alight on the tip of my rod as it hovered a few inches from the surface of the water.” (White 98)The sentence I have chosen is my favorite because it is one of the lines in the author’s story that I can picture very well. His description of how the moss felt and where the dragonfly was hovering made it possible for me to put an image in my head of a memory he is trying to get across to his audience.