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E'B White 18991985


Many of his essays appeared in the New Yorker. ... He received a Pulitzer Prize (award for literature). 'Once More to the Lake' ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: E'B White 18991985

E.B White 1899-1985
  • He is well-known for his childrens books
    Charlottes Web and Stuart Little.
  • Many of his essays appeared in the New Yorker.
  • Believed that the small details of life are often
    most interesting to readers because they were
    common experiences shared by everyone.
  • Born in Mount Vernon, New York.
  • Attended Cornell University (New York) and edited
    the school newspaper.
  • Served in World War I.
  • Worked as a reporter and a mess boy on a ship to
  • Moved back to New York and worked for the New
  • Often wrote about life in rural Maine
  • He received a Pulitzer Prize (award for

Once More to the Lake
  • Example of personal essay brief nonfiction work
    that expresses the writers thoughts, feelings,
    and opinions on events in his own life.
  • The personal essay mixes factual information and
    the authors opinions and insights about these
  • The personal essay often has elements of
    autobiography, a form of writing in which a
    person tells the story of his or her own life.
  • Uses comparison and contrast throughout the essay
    to explore his childhood vacations in Maine with
    his present vacation with his son.

Words that compare
  • same,
  • just as,
  • still,
  • always

Words that contrast
  • since,
  • difference,
  • now,
  • in those days,
  • more,
  • not so much.

Once More to the Lake
  • What is a special place or memory from your
    childhood that you wish you could revisit?
  • What made this memory or place special to you?
  • Why does this memory or place still impact you

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  • White returns with his son to the lake White used
    to visit when he was a child. While there, White
    realizes that his son exhibits many of the same
    traits he has as a child. White understands that
    while the lake has experienced minor changes over
    the years, he has changed in noticeable ways. He
    sees that he has become his father and his son
    has become White.

  • Read Once More to the Lake
  • Create a diagram that compares and contrasts the
    lake when White was a child and the lake when
    White revisits with his own son. You should note
    both the differences between the two visits and
    also similarities that existed.
  • Vocabulary Check on the five Words to Know
  • Answer questions 1-3, 7-8 on page 121.
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