Mood-Changing But-Constructions in Annie Dillard's "Seeing" |Craft Essay --- Adam Arvidson | Numéro Cinq
Annie Dillard’s “Seeing,” a philosophical, literal, and historical romp through the seemingly simple act for which the piece is named, is packed with but-constructions. They appear in nearly every paragraph, sometimes two-to-a-graph. They fall into two clear types: “action/description buts” and “mood change buts.” It is easy to distinguish between the types because, almost without