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Outline Topic David Purpose To describe how the author Earle Birney Broadens and Deepens and Sharpens the awareness of the world around the reader Thesis Through the tragic and emotional poem David Earle Birney attempts to strengthen the readers footholds by broadening and deepening and sharpening his awareness of the world in which he lives IBroadens AVocabulary BMountain Structures CWild Life IIDeepens AFriendship IIISharpens AEuthanasia David fell It all happened in a few precious seconds without a gasp he was gone 771 His foothold had crumbled Everyday throughout life individuals face upward climbs They try to navigate and negotiate difficult terrain using various hand and foot holds that one comes across Through the tragic and emotional poem David Earle Birney attempts to strengthen the readers footholds by broadening and deepening and sharpening his awareness of the world in which he lives Many times ones footholds are their only support the only things that allows them to carry on in life Earle Birney attempts to broaden their footholds by expanding and building on past knowledge of the world around the reader One of the ways he broadens the readers knowledge is by exposing him to a library of new and extravagant vocabulary Some examples of such advanced vocabulary are fetid Having an offensive odor faceted One of the flat polished surfaces cut on a gemstone or occurring naturally on a crystal gyrate To revolve around a fixed point or axis and rampart A means of protection or defense This vocabulary possesses exactness and color and is prized over average vocabulary Birney also attempts to exhibit various land formations and mountain structures Taking advantage of imagery he paints a picture of ice massed upon glaciers the seracs that shone like frozen salt green waves 742 He also describes the large wall of layered and coloured sedimentary rock the strata Additionally he also depicts the highly piled rocky moraines as Bobby travels through them Not only does
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