When did Annie Dillard begin to write?
Dillard published an autobiographical narrative, An American Childhood, in 1987. When her first novel, The Living, appeared in 1992, reviewers found in its depictions of the logging culture of the turn-of-the-20th-century Pacific Northwest the same visionary realism that distinguished the author’s nonfiction.
Why must the narrator of the selection from an American Childhood wait a long time before she sees the famous amoeba?
Why must the narrator of the selection from An American Childhood wait a long time before she sees the “famous amoeba”? She is not sure where the amoeba might live. It takes time to adjust the microscope to see an amoeba. Local water is not yet warm enough for amoebas to survive.
How does the narrator finally get the microscope she wants?
In the selection from An American Childhood, how does the narrator finally get the microscope she wants? She saves her money to buy it. Her parents give it to her for Christmas. Her father locates and purchases a used one.
Who wrote Pilgrim at Tinker Creek?
How does this repetition emphasize what Dillard sees and how she thinks about it?
In Paragraph 8, how does the repetition of words and ideas emphasize what Dillard sees and how she thinks about the eclipse? The repetition reveals that it is the hopeless visual impression the author was left with and suggested that this is something timeless.
How does Dillard’s parents react when she tells what she discovered when looking at her microscope?
How do Dillard’s parents react when she tells them that she found an amoeba and should come downstairs? They do what they want to do and drink their coffee while Annie goes back down and does what she wants to do.
Why does Dillard interrupt the story of the chase with an immense discovery?
Dillard interrupts the chase to describe her “immense discovery” because it gives emphasis to the moral of the story. It weakens the quick paced lead up to the climax, however it gives good emphasis to the moral of the narrative.