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Elwyn Brooks White was an American author He wrote to influence peoples lives Everyonewho was lucky enough to pick up one of his writings never walked away without benefiting fromit They gained from his aspects of style humor and seriousnessWhites style of writing was unique Nigel Dennis states that he omits needless wordsand avoids a succession of loose sentences Dennis 531 This means that White does not usewords that are not needed in a sentence He also kept his writing strong so those who read itcould understand it easily He had a good style format which represented himself Whitesstyle developed freely as an expression of himself Sampson 530 Sampson says in thisstatement that Whites writing skills got better as he developed more as an author White wrotedifferently from most authors White writes by ear and writes superlatively well Hasley 528 White wrote what he was feeling or thinking at that moment whatever he decided to keep usuallyended up to be an excellent piece of work Most people who read Whites work benefited fromhis unique styles of writing Other authors tried out Whites techniques and used them in theirHumor was used in many of Whies writings He loved to electrify his readers bylaughter and it was as a humorist that he first attracted much attention Sampson 529 Whitemade humor Americas best ambassador Dennis 531 Dennis states that White made humorone of Americas most popular kinds of writings Whites writings were different than that ofother authors his humorous ones often have an ironic twist or comment that gives them aserious tone Sampson 529 This means that most of Whites writings have a top layer ofhumor but deep down they have a serious side Apart from his own unfaltering sophisticationWhite as critic of our national life can be seen as a logical descendant of a whole line of nineteenthcentury American humorists Hasley 526 Hasley sees White as a descendant of the humorouswriters before Whites own time Even
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