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Style and Content of the First Paragraph of "Stickeen"


Stickeen, John Muir, 1909

Muir, John. Stickeen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Hardcourt, 1909. Gutenberg.org. The Project Gutenberg. Web. 4 May 2016.

Which of the following statements best describes the style and content of the first paragraph (lines 1-14)?


The author uses many descriptive words to set up his argument about the impact of animals on humans.


The author moves from general to specific as he catalogues the items they pack for the excursion.


The author employs a list to show his initial view of the importance of everyone on the trip.


The author utilizes technical terms to illustrate how the adventurers prepared for their journey.


The author's word choice shifts from simple to poetic as he introduces his thesis about Nature.