Name: Lecturer: Course: Date: The Stunt Pilot. Annie Dillard does an exceptional work in her anecdote The Stunt Pilot. My thoughts on this essay regard Annie. Dillard uses metaphors comparing: The stunt plane and Rahm to a Gymnast “The plane looped the loop, seeming to arch its back like a. Get an answer for ‘In “The Stunt Pilot,” how is Dillard’s perspective altered from being and find homework help for other Annie Dillard questions at eNotes.

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In the seventh paragraph, Dillard describes the moment where his air show begins. Notify me of new comments via email.

For me, the simile of the kazoo stands out more because it is contrasted with a sentence of the sounds outside the plane. The last phrase also addresses her awareness that tne is doing something dangerous, which reaffirms her awe for all of his artistic actions. However, all of these similes are used to describe the absolute skill and talent of Rahm. The semi-colons provide pauses, where more action is taking place.

Annie Dillard – “The Stunt Pilot”

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. However, throughout the entire sentence, Dillard is unable to stop watching or describing the incredible event.

It is an example of her observation which she later develops into a meaningful application of life. This passage is a perfect representation of how Dillard stylizes her essays. The shortness of these sentences also reveal the anticipation that the crowd and herself were feeling.


Annie Dillard’s “The Stunt Pilot”

This gives the entire show a sense of playfulness and ease that make the movements seem pilit. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here However, for the people watching the stunts from the ground, the stunts and movements of the plane are unfamiliar and full of awe, and therefore more complex, matching the complex falling and rising buzzing sounds of the plane.

In typical Dillard style, she describes the moment as an observer in this stuunt, and later in the essay, continues to contribute meaning to this impactful scene. Major Essayists on Recurring Themes. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your WordPress.

This contrast also seems to represent a larger idea of the perspectives of the stunts from Rahm inside the plane to bystanders outside of the plain. All dillagd this diction recreates the visions Dillard saw, that inspired her so much. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Posted by la femme voyageant at 8: The organization of the paragraph is set up so that Dillard can introduce the moment.

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This site uses cookies. Her use of similes was very effective in setting the scene and allowing the readers to experience many aspects of the stunts for themselves. His gracefulness, flexibility, and easy playfulness are obviously difficult traits to manage when flying in an air show, and Dillard is showing her appreciation of these skills.


I especially liked this one not only because it provides the reader with the unique sound while being in the plane, but also because it is followed by a sentence contrasting it to the sound outside of the plane.

These ending phrases once again reaffirm her amazement she has for Rahm. Dillard sees the air show as an artistic manipulation of the plane, rather than a stunt.

By comparing the sound while inside the plane to a kazoo, Dillard managed to create a seemingly simple and monotone sound that most people are familiar with. The sound of a kazoo is one that many people may associate with obnoxious. After each simile in this sentence, Dillard follows with an impendent clause, all linked together through semi-colons. Email required Address never made public. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: She begins with her own observations, and tangles them into a web of realizations and life lessons that she reaches by the end of her essay.