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by Leif Enger

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Briefly analyze this selection from Peace Like a River, exploring how Enger allows the reader to experience and appreciate the quality of breathing. On pages 19-20, Enger does an amazing job describing the act of breathing, an act that you and I most likely take for granted. Then choose a daily, involuntary activity that you can creatively describe, helping your reader to envision and appreciate the action.

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This particular passage in Enger's Peace Like a River is, indeed, an amazing description of something so mundane we rarely give it any thought. Breathing is one of those things we pay little attention to until something interrupts this rather involuntary body function. To write your assignment based on this model, you will need to think of something which you do with little...

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