Eudora Welty One Writer's Beginnings Analysis

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In Eudora Welty’s autobiography One Writer’s Beginnings (1983) she attests that her initial literary encounters had a powerful impact on her. She uses diction, metaphors, parallelism, and a hyperbole. She writes in a fervent tone to a general audience. She narrates her struggles as a captivated young bookworm under the reign of a malicious librarian in order to convey the value and intensity of her experiences. Welty begins by sketching a vile introductory picture of Mrs. Calloway. She includes a string of words with a beastly diction, calling her voice “commanding”, her electric fan “seething”, and her face “streaming.” Welty’s distinct words taint both the visual and auditory aspects of the readers’ imagination with a cold, authoritarian

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