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What Can the reader learn about Milne through his personal essay?Read the text below...

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lala5646 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 15, 2009 at 12:49 AM via web

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What Can the reader learn about Milne through his personal essay?

Read the text below form A word from Autumn:

 

Yet, I can face the winter with calm. I suposse I had forgotten what it was really like. I had been thinking of the winter as a horrid wet, dreary time fit only for professional football. Now I can see other things-crisp and sparkling days, long pleasent evenings, cheery fires. Good work shall be done this winter. Life shall be lived well. The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Here's to October-and, waiter, some more celery.

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parkerlee | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted June 15, 2009 at 1:16 AM (Answer #1)

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The writer is "Zen", relativizing 'good' and bad:

I had been thinking of the winter as a horrid wet, dreary time fit only for professional football. Now I can see other things-

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The end of the summer is not the end of the world.

The writer is optimistic, anticipating the best:

Now I can see other things-crisp and sparkling days, long pleasent evenings, cheery fires. Good work shall be done this winter. Life shall be lived well.

The writer is epicurian, taking the best of life while he can:

Here's to October (evidently a toast)-and, waiter, some more celery.

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