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A Walk in the Woods

What literary devices does Bill Bryson use in A Walk in the Woods?

Bill Bryson is a truly gifted writer, deftly melding facts with wit to expose humorous aspects of the human condition and the world around us. Therefore, the main literary device employed by Bryson...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2019 11:22 am UTC

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What is the theme of A Walk in the Woods, and how is this theme developed? What is the mood and the tone of the...

Bryson's title A Walk in the Woods suggests a leisurely stroll through the woods in his local area on a Sunday afternoon. Instead, he shares with the reader his adventures on an extended...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2018 9:29 pm UTC

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What is the theme of the book "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson?

In this humorous and informative narrative, Bill Bryson recounts his adventures with his friend, Stephen Katz, as they attempt to backpack the formidable Appalachian Trail. They have a hard time...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2009 10:55 am UTC

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In "A Walk in the Woods," what mood is created by Bill Bryson's description of the woods?

This is a rather difficult question to answer given the breadth of the descriptions provided by the author, Bill Bryson. That said, I can give you two very distinct and different images Bryson...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018 12:31 am UTC

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In the book A Walk in the Woods, which event seems the most important to author Bill Bryson and why?

I'm not sure which event is the most important as there are a number of significant events that occur in the book. One that stands out for me is towards the end when Bryson and Katz enter the...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2019 11:48 am UTC

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What mood is created by Bryson's description of the woods?

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson recounts the author's journeys along various sections of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, usually in...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018 1:38 am UTC

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In A Walk in the Woods, what is Bill Bryson's longstanding impression of the woods?

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson spends a great deal of time meditating on the state of America's wilderness. He has many different feelings when faced with the vast woodlands of the Appalachian...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2016 5:58 pm UTC

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What does mood does this passage create?  “At times, you become almost certain that you slabbed this hillside three...

A Walk in the Woods is the story of Bryson and his companion hiking the Appalachian Trail, an undertaking of roughly 2,100 miles in length. Most hikers who were in good physical condition would be...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2012 6:01 am UTC

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Why does Bryson go for his "Walk in the Woods"?

Bill Bryson, author of "A Walk in the Woods", spent a good part of his adult life (something like 20 years) in England. He wrote a book called "Notes from a Small Island" about...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2008 6:50 am UTC

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why did bill bryson accept such an unlikly companion as Spephen Katz? would he have been better or worse without...

We can find out the answer to this question exactly, as the author of 'A Walk In The Woods' Bill Bryson, tells his readers himself. In a Random House interview he explains how he loves walking and...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2014 5:08 pm UTC

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What was the time of day in the story?

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, takes place over many months. It chronicles Bryson’s attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail along with his friend “Stephen Katz.” It does not take place over one...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2020 9:56 pm UTC

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Stop, Drop, and Walk It took a lot of courage for Bill Bryson to stop everything he was doing, drop his...

I would love to explore some of the rainforests or to do an African safari. I've never been overseas and would love to do so once my two boys are a little older. The pull of a safari is...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2008 5:28 pm UTC

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