Many authors and critics describe E. B. White’s essay “Once More to the Lake” as a classic text.
Should this work be considered a classic?
**What do you need to do before you can answer this question?
Working alone or with a partner:
1. Determine the criteria for a text to be considered classic. This may be a list or a paragraph. Make sure you explain why your criteria are necessary.
2. Find textual evidence in “Once More to the Lake” that meets and/or does not meet your criteria. Explain how this textual evidence meets and/or does not meet your criteria.
**I personally would make 2 columns here: Evidence and Analysis
Ultimately, E. B. White’s essay “Once More to the Lake” should/should not be considered a classic __________________________________.
**You are welcome to rephrase this sentence.
According to Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain “ruined” The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with its ending. Similarly, some readers and critics feel at the end of “Once More to the Lake” that White has “ruined” his beautiful essay. Argue for against the suitability of White’s conclusion