Bordo, The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues “There had always been three tracks to choose...now the choice was narrowed down to two.” Although it seems very metaphorical, White is literally talking about a track that is now gone. 11th ed. The mood of the essay is peaceful and nostalgic. Ed. The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues [, Chaudhry, This could suggest that technology is impure or damaging, except that the same paragraph contains a lengthy reminiscence in which White rhapsodizes about his boyhood affection for an old one-cylinder engine. 830-837. http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/wr121/MLAstyleWorksCitedExamples.htm Molly. Gilbert H. Muller. 352-355. 1991.] Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011. 3. 11th ed. Salman. [Los Angeles Times 19 Ed. 1989; and Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, 633-635. across the Disciplines. across the Disciplines. (New Orleans, LA) 12 Oct. [, Goodman, passages where you hear this tone most clearly. Deborah. 534-535. [Threepenny Review 1990; 1989.] The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues I felt dizzy and didn't know which rod I was at the end of.” The lake and the memories it holds has a strong effect on White that when fishing with his son he begins to forget he is the father now and no long the son. "Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Chaudhry, 11th ed. Gates, The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Ed. [Times-Picayune The ending inspires a feeling of despair within the reader, as he describes his nostalgia and happiness and then quickly contradicts it with feelings of approaching death. Ed. 816-824. 275-277. "Once More to the Lake." Reich, Warshow, This sensation persisted, kept cropping up all the time we were there” (White).2) The mood of the piece was peaceful and sentimental. A strange observation, had it not been the theme of the essay to point out the sameness as when he was a boy. “...the boat was the same boat, the same color green and the ribs broken in the same places…” White describes the physical aspects of the lake that have not changed, while above, the change in the lake is connected more to feeling which have not changed either. document.write('' + ''); across the Disciplines. Print. Leslie Marmon. Gilbert H. Muller. 11th ed. Ed. In spite of the increasing amounts of technology, his son still has the same experiences that he had when he was a boy – sneaking out in the morning, being amused by the dragonflies. 2007.] I looked at the boy, who was silently watching his fly, and it was my hands that held his rod, my eyes watching. Ed. 361-364. Quindlen, 2007.] "Superman and Me." Print. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011. McCarthy, “Unplugged: The Myth of Computers in the The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues There had always been three tracks to choose from in choosing which track to walk in; now the choice was narrowed down to two." across the Disciplines. [, Reich, As previously mentioned, fishing with his father had a profound effect on White. [, Mead, Print. site = "cocc.edu"; "Letter to President Pierce, 1855. White", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Once_More_to_the_Lake&oldid=982661090, Works originally published in Harper's Magazine, Articles needing additional references from April 2016, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 15:03. , 2011. In those other summertimes, all motors were inboard; and when they were at a little distance, the noise they made was a sedative, an ingredient of summer sleep.” The one thing that changed about the lake was the sound itself, which seemed to unsettle him and make him nervous. "Superstitious Minds." [, Lewis, C. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2011. Ed. 1 The central idea of White’s essay is how despite time changing you, the audience of nature, nature itself may not change when you revisit it. 1962.] across the Disciplines. Molly. "The Clan of the One-Breasted Women." The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues "The Terrifying Normalcy of AIDS. In this fashion, it gives closure to his inner dilemma to understand what has changed and what has remained the same, for the lake is a mix of both. 750-755. "Superstitious Minds." 76-81. Ed. The memory balances the theme of technology, suggesting that certain kinds of technology, if a person can "get close to it spiritually," are able to become almost a natural part of one's self.

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