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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... the first American nature writer to make a contribution to world literature,
learned about figurative language, particularly extended similes. Almost all of the
metaphoric imagery employed in The Iliad derives from pastoral nature and is
... and to provide readers, as Murry and Shelley intimate, with fresh ways of
looking at the world and thinking about the world. Figurative Language 1. Read
through a nature book in which figurative language is used extensively, such as
In this exercise we will attempt to change literal language into figurative language
. In each sentence, the underlined word is used literally. Write a sentence in
which the same word is used figuratively. Example: The aspen leaves trembled in