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Afternoon of an American Boy
Transcript of Afternoon of an American Boy
How does E.B White introduce the essay and how is this introduction interesting?
How is the conclusion related to the introduction?
How does the conclusion tie together the significance of the thesis?
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Main idea of E.B White's Afternoon of an American Boy
“He recollects his first date. What feelings do you have about dating? What anxieties do you have about first dates? What amusing possibilities do first dates hold?” (E.B White, Pg. 209)
What is the E.B White's purpose?
Who are the intended audience and why are they the intended audience?
"Afternoon of An American Boy"
E.B White born in New York in 1899
Wrote Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Webb (1952)
Pursued career in Journalism
In"Afternoon of An American Boy", recollects his first date
Feelings about dating?
E.B White's Viewpont
“Being of special interest to me involved practically nothing on a girl's part- it simply meant that she was under constant surveillance. On my own part, it meant that I suffered an astonishing disintegration when I walked by her house, from embarrassment, fright, and the knowledge that I was in enchanted territory” (E.B White, Pg. 210)
Purpose of the Essay
E.B White expresses his emotions and how he is feeling which also adds to the tone of the essay
Afternoon of An American Boy has a guilty humor tone as well as somewhat nostalgic
Rate would be a 5/5
List of overall strengths
List of overall weaknessess
Easy to comprehend
No weaknesses; amazing through and through
Similie: "She gripping me as in a death struggle" (E.B White, Pg. 211)
Imagery: "From the safety of your chair observer girls and men in close embrace, singing along, the music playing while you ate the toast, and the dancers so near to you that they almost brushed things off your table as they jogged by." (E.B White, Pg. 211)