The Sierra Club Nature Writing Handbook: A Creative Guide
This newest volume in the Sierra Club's acclaimed The series includes autobiographical writings, essays, short stories, and poetry that communicate a passion for nature which enhances our appreciation of a wide range of landscapes and wildlife. Diverse in mood and setting, the nineteen selections, including seven in print for the first time, represent the best of the genre.
Readers will delight in Chip Rawlins's memoir of life in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, Dan O'Brien's tale of falconry on the Great Plains, David Rains Wallace's exploration of the Darien, Barry Lopez's essay on the coral reefs of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and Marybeth Holleman's evocative essay on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
Other contributors are Rick Bass, SueEllen Campbell, Lisa Couturier, John Daniel, Jan Grover, Penny Harter, Adele Ne Jame, Homer Kizer, W. S. Merwin, David Petersen, April N. Rieveschl, Alianor True, Louise Wagenknecht, and Terry Tempest Williams.
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In the first example Williams opts for a single declarative sentence that is almost
scriptural in its simplicity (another reason her language seems biblical is that she
consistently employs very old, Anglo-Saxon words and also uses comparatively ...
A metaphor does just that. It causes a word "to carry" a second meaning, so that
the word has an additional idea superimposed on what it normally represents.
For example, it is one thing to say that "the ridgeline was as steep as the back of
In one example you might want to try for a humorous or satiric effect. Example: as
red as . . . (response — "as red as the little crimson spots on the back of a brook
trout," "as red as an Arizona sunrise," "as red as the feathers on a cardinal") 1. as