1) chose 5 words that Dillard selects in order to describe the atmosphere surrounding winter and how do these specific words create the desired meaning or affect
2) find a comparison which can be a simile or metaphor that you think is especially meaningful and effective explain what is literally being compared in hell that comparison expands the readers understanding
3) why does Diller divide the story into two parts? How do the two sections differ and how do they work together to create one essay
4) what do you think is Dillards purpose in opening her essay with the story of the rad Ford Starlings ? What do you as a reader conclude from the story ???
5) why would Dillard closest story with references to conception? What does it help the reader to conclude about the seeming deadness of the winter