Comparison of a passage and a poem

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Both passages, a poem and a memoir show significant child experiences in a library. Although their experiences are different, the books they find provide new glimpses into a surprising and unexpected world. In both passages, the authors prove why it is important for children to read and discover new things. They use characterization, point of view, and theme to convey why it is important to read.

The thoughts of the characters in both passages show why it is important to read. In passage one, the author, Anne Dillard says how she is astonished that anyone lives a fine life that consists of going into the "field  and doing work in a stream or a pond. She wished she would have the freedom of it. She wanted to write to the author of the book The Field Book of Ponds and Streams, she wanted to assure the author that someone had found the book and enjoyed it. She wanted to know where she herself could find a pond or stream in the Homewood area. Through characterization we learn about the character's views on the biologists work

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