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"Once More On The Lake" Reaction To The Reading

652 words - 3 pages

"Once more on the lake" is an imaginative and gracefully detailed essay written by E.B. White. In this well detailed essay White writes about one vacation spot he would go to with his parents as a kid. This beautiful gift of nature was a lake that he described so vividly in his essay. White has not revisited this lake since he was a boy with his father, and now he will return with his son and him being the authority. Though White feels that the immortal lake has not been unshaken by years of dismissal, he can still tell that some things aren't the same, He has grown older and the times have changed. White precisely demonstrates the immortality of nature and the concept of vacation, in the short mortal life of a human.Nature's immortal Beauty hasn't changed much since Whites childhood, and vacationers still settle there for relaxing time away from society. After years of not returning to the trustworthy body of water he loves so dearly, He revisits with his young son. In his mind he did not want things to have changed, only wanted the years that have passed to seem as a mirage and that he wasn't getting older. Arriving at the lake, White describes summer at the lake so nicely, a pattern of life indelible, the fade-proof lake, the unshatterable woods, and the scent of juniper in the air. All these untouchable aspects of nature and life haven't changed and at this moment White feels secure things are the same. The constant reliability of the lake and how it hasn't changed one bit, seeing his son venturing through the woods becoming comfortable with his surroundings, all this rekindles his memories of a time when he was just a boy. White felt nature had not let him down, that nature is permanent and immortal.Nature is still...

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