Once More To The Lake

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Like father, like son; a common phrase used by many to describe how a man's son is just like his father. In E. B. White's "Once More To The Lake," the narrator is reminded throughout his trip to the lake, how much his son is just as he was when he was that age. White uses literary techniques such as imagery, metaphor, and tone to illustrate how his son is just as he was when …

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…from Maine when he was young, and he wants to show his son the same things he experienced when he was there. E.B. White's essay is filled with a description of the lake that takes the reader side by side with him as he is expressing his memories, and it shows an emotional aspect of a man reflecting upon his memories. Continuing on the emotional path, White goes onto express his thoughts through metaphor.