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Student Essay: Description at Work    42

Some Final Thoughts on Description    44

Description in Review    44

DAVID ADAMS RICHARDS My Old Newcastle    46

Using vivid sensory details, Richards takes the reader back to his home town in a loving yet starkly realistic series of vignettes drawn from his childhood.

LESLEY CHOYCE Thin Edge of the Wedge    52

Choyce’s essay uses poetic descriptive language to bring alive the vital forces at work in a small corner of Nova Scotia.

TOMSON HIGHWAY What a Certain Visionary Once Said    57

In this descriptive essay, Tomson Highway paints a vivid picture of the landscape, climate, and wildlife of the Canadian North.

DAVE BIDINI Kris King Looks Terrible    62

The sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of hockey in a Hong Kong arena come alive in this humorous excerpt from Tropic of Hockey.

SHERWIN SULLY TJIA Of Lemons & Lemonade    70

Unfamiliar with the natural environment portrayed in much Canadian fiction, artist and writer Sherwin Tjia paints a vivid picture of the suburban landscape in which he has grown up.

CHAPTER 2

NARRATION: Telling a Story    77

Defining Narration    77

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