Relationship between author and essay
Consequences of re-publication
Keep issue of descriptive language in mind
The familiar cliche
I have had it said to me ..
“All I can say is --well, you really have to live there to know that country.”
Personal, descriptive anecdotes
General memories: “Evenings”
Specific details: “Once”
“I” “You” “oddities”: crackers, peanut butter, marshmallows?
“When I was 18, I couldn’t wait to get out of that town, away from the prairies”
There has to be a distant away for her to realize that it was an amazing place