The Dogs Could Teach Me Essay

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Out of the stories “The Flowers” by Alice Walker, “The Dogs Could Teach Me” by Garry Paulson, and “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty, the story “The Dogs Could Teach Me” displays the best description. To begin, while most authors do take time to explain their writing with description like Alice Walker in “The Flowers,” Garry Paulsen does it especially well in “The Dogs Could Teach Me” by creating a movie like image in his reader’s head. For example, Garry Paulsen uses description to make a movie in the reader’s head when he describes a waterfall by saying, “Later I saw the beauty of it, the falling lobes of blue ice that had grown as the water froze and refroze, layering on itself…” The author Alice Walker also uses
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Since the reader is able to see a movie like picture in their mind in Garry Paulsen’s “The Dogs Could Teach Me” in comparison to only a general picture, Garry Paulsen shows better description. Secondly, in Liam O'Flaherty's “The Sniper” there isn’t as much of a deep description when compared to Garry Paulsen’s “The Dogs Could Teach Me” but instead, Liam O’Flaherty uses more common descriptive words. In the story “The Dogs Could Teach Me” by Garry Paulsen, the character injures his knee and Garry Paulsen describes his injury by saying, “Blood was welling out of the tear, soaking the cloth and the ice underneath the wound.” While Liam O’Flaherty describes an injuring that his character receives in the shoulder by saying, “The blood was oozing through the sleeve of his coat.” In each part of these stories the authors are describing injuries, but in this circumstance Garry Paulsen presents a more unique, explanatory word by using “welling.” Therefore Garry Paulsen's description is better than Liam O’Flaherty’s where he uses the word “oozing.” Finally, throughout the text it is clear that Garry Paulsen not only uses exceptional descriptive words, but uses descriptive words that