Commentary On The Essay 'Hands' By Ted Kooser

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“Hands” a passage by Ted Kooser is sure to grab attention and have the reader examining their own hands. The essay has the author examining his hands both physically and emotionally- conveying that there is a deeper impact than a simple description of hands. The author’s use of language gives insight as to his father’s impact on himself. A major component of the author’s language in the essay is the vivid detail given. What is the purpose of such an explicit description regarding his father’s hands? It is to elucidate the deep impact all the details of his father’s hands, both large and small, have on the author’s perception of his father. The author makes precise descriptions of his father’s hands throughout the story such as when he

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