Annie Dillard's The Death Of A Moth

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The Death of a Moth Most people do not take into account every detail of life. We are all too busy to stop and smell the roses, to take a second to notice the sunset, or even look at something for hours on end. Annie Dillard describes everything in her passage, The Death of a Moth, in immense detail. When reading The Death of a Moth, I was entranced by the amount of detail the author was able to capture in this passage. She paid attention to every detail of life when she wrote this passage. For example, when the moth flew into her candle she had lit, she conveyed that moment perfectly. The way the moth would “hiss and recoil” or the way their wings would “singe their wings and fall, and their hot wings, as if melted, would stick to

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