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Name: Lecturer: Course: Date: The Stunt Pilot. Annie Dillard does an exceptional work in her anecdote The Stunt Pilot. My thoughts on this essay regard Annie. Dillard uses metaphors comparing: The stunt plane and Rahm to a Gymnast “The plane looped the loop, seeming to arch its back like a. Get an answer for ‘In “The Stunt Pilot,” how is Dillard’s perspective altered from being and find homework help for other Annie Dillard questions at eNotes.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. The shortness of these sentences also reveal the anticipation that the crowd and herself were feeling.

Annie Dillard: Passage Analysis of Dillard’s “The Stunt Pilot”

I especially liked this one not only because it provides the reader with the unique sound while being in the plane, but also because it is followed by a sentence contrasting it to the sound outside of annif plane. These ending phrases once again reaffirm her amazement she has for Rahm. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This gives the entire show a sense of playfulness and anine that make the movements seem effortless.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: By comparing the sound while inside the plane to a kazoo, Dillard managed to create a seemingly simple and monotone sound that most people are familiar with.


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This pklot is very ahnie to the beginning of the essay and describes the moment she was struck with inspiration from his skill and relates it to artistic ability. Comparing the movements to a gymnast also gives a sense of gracefulness, but it is also interesting because it relates the movements to flexibility and ease, which is impossible for a fixed and structured machine.

It is an example of her observation which she later develops into a meaningful application stnt life. Email required Address never made public.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. After each simile in this sentence, Dillard follows with an impendent clause, all linked together dilalrd semi-colons. Her use of similes was very effective in setting the scene and allowing the readers to experience many aspects of the stunts for themselves. Posted by la femme voyageant at 8: In typical Dillard style, she describes the moment as an observer in this moment, and later in nanie essay, continues to contribute meaning to this impactful scene.

The semi-colons provide pauses, where more action is taking place. She begins with her own observations, and tangles them into a web of realizations and life lessons that she reaches by the end of her essay. The last phrase also addresses her awareness that he is doing something dangerous, which reaffirms her awe for all of his artistic actions.


Major Essayists on Recurring Themes. This passage is a perfect representation of how Dillard stylizes her essays.

The organization of the paragraph is set up so that Dillard can introduce the moment. All of this diction recreates the visions Dillard saw, that inspired her so much. However, throughout the entire sentence, Dillard is unable to stop watching or describing the incredible event. For me, the simile of the kazoo stands out more ;ilot it is contrasted with a sentence of the sounds outside the plane.

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This contrast also seems to represent a larger idea of the perspectives of the stunts from Rahm inside the plane to bystanders outside of the plain. The sound of a kazoo is one that many people may associate with obnoxious. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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Annie Dillard’s “The Stunt Pilot”

You are commenting using your Twitter account. However, all of these similes are used to describe the absolute skill and talent of Rahm. Dillard sees the air show as an artistic manipulation of the plane, rather than a stunt.