Audubon and Dillard Essay

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Audubon and Dillard

Audubon and Dillard


A small child views a painting, giggling to his mother how it looks like an elephant
soaring throughout the galaxy. An hour later a middle age man views the exact painting
only to acknowledge the abstract painting as a collage of miscellaneous shapes and colors.
This view is much like the comparison between John James Auburn and Annie Dillard
passages, revealing opposite and similar aspects on the subject of birds.

Auburn's passage inhabits a sense of seriousness and monotone. Incorporating direct
details such as his departure from his house on the "banks of the Ohio" and observing
pigeons fly "north-east to southwest" reveals his scientific train of thinking. By him
pinpointing each step of his experience of watching birds, it displays how his mind
functions and distinguishes situations. Show casing his down to earth tone, Auburn
delivers a step-to-step encounter with the birds flying high above him. Auburn describes
the flock of birds "like a torrent" that made a sound "like a noise of thunder" that came
by with such a "compact mass". Auburn's passage consists mainly of scientific observations
but the word incorporations towards the end of the passage are significant components
which assist in portraying a poetic and metaphoric language. By Auburn incorporating this
poetic feel, it displays his exhilaration and pure amazement of theses specimen.

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