Welty’s language conveys the intensity and value of early experiences of reading and books. These are experiences that had an impact on her craft of writing fiction. The words and phrases, that Welty chose to describe her experiences, imply the intensity and value of these experiences to the reader.
Welty’s interactions with the librarian, Mrs. Calloway can be viewed as intense. Word’s such as “dragon eyed” and “witch” are used to describe Mrs. Calloway. Witches and Dragons are figures that many children fear. Since, Welty used those words to describe her childhood librarian, readers can infer that those experiences were intense.
The way Mrs. Calloway ran her library could be seen as intense yet valuable. Welty states that everyone she