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She introduces the shack as the best place for her to live, write and relax. She called the shack “the most loved place” for her. She describes her daily life at the cabin. The simple events she relates through their repetition. They take on a greater significance for her; that is, they become a ritual, a form of celebration or praise, often having spiritual overtones. 1. It is a descriptive essay. Author “The Shack” by Margaret Laurence Outline Content Margaret Laurence uses visual and auditory imagery in her description which helps her to create colorful and powerful pictures for her readers Visual imagery:
“At the very edge of the river, the willows are everywhere, water-related trees, magic trees, pale green in early summer, silvergreen in late summer, greengold in autumn.”
“Before sunup, I`m wakened by birdvoices and, I may say, birdfeet clattering and thumping on the cabin roof.” Introduction
Content & Organization
Symbol - The Shack
Conclusion Margaret Laurence
(18 July 1926 – 5 January 1987)
was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and one of the major figures in Canadian literature. She was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community. Laurence`s essay is magnificent piece of writing because of its content and organization, its literary devices and it`s symbol – the shack.
Laurence talks about her favourite cabin in Manitoba, and she presents a typical day at her cabin. What does it talk about? 2. Imaginative language and varied vocabulary make the assay effective, and active the imagination of readers. Body paragraphs—From the 3rd to the 12th paragraphs
Organization: chronological order It was good and important for her as a writer to have such a shack to be alone and write her book. I’m content to be alone, because loneliness is something that doesn’t exist here. Margaret Laurence describes her own shack by using different literary devices such as:
These literary terms make her essay full of colors, shadows and shapes. The author uses another literary device - oxymoron - which means using two contradictory words next to each other.
For example: “lovely spooky quality” Conclusion Margaret Laurence`s essay “The Shack” is great because the author creates very good content and organization, she uses a lot of literary devices and she symbolizes the shack for everyone. References Laurence, M. (1976). The Shack. In G. Dasgupta and J.J. Mei, Refining Reading Writing: Essay strategies for Canadian Students (pp. 202-205). Toronto: Thompson Nelson.
Thomas C. (n.d.). Margaret Laurence. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 15, 2013, from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/margaret-laurence
Literary Devices. In Literary Devices. Retrieved April 15, 2013, from
http://literary-devices.com Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!