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Molly Boyle Part 1: Section 1: In the first section, Annie Dillard’s purpose was to explain her setting and what went on as she was growing up. She tells the readers how when she was younger, five years old, her neighborhoods were very scarce and abandoned. This made everything very silent. Around this time the war was ending, yet since her city was so quiet and dull, Dillard often wanted the war to continue so there was something going on. Section 2: In this section, Dillard describes a childhood fear of hers. She would lie awake in bed and see lights, which she thought was a spirit. Each night she would be afraid, and wonder what it was and why it was there. She finally figured out that it was cars passing, and their lights were just shining in the window. The purpose of telling this story was for the reader to see her growing up and learning new things. She gets her purpose across through using repetition and asking questions. An example of repetition is, “Figuring it out was as memorable as the oblong itself. Figuring it out was a long and
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  • Spring '09
  • Mrs.OllhoftBarnes
  • The Reader, Catholic school

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