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.
NARRATION: Telling a Story 77
Defining Narration 77