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Ticket to the Fair

March 28, 2011 by sutherlandap12 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In Ticket To the Fair, David Foster Wallace uses many techniques similar to that of fiction writing.  Ticket to the Fair tells of David Foster Wallace’s visit to the Illinois state fair as part of the press.  He feels out of place for much of his writing about his experience and uses many creative techniques as he tells about his experience. David Foster Wallace’s descriptions use lots of imagery, and other such flowery language that is more often found in fiction writing.  His descriptions of his day at the fair are lengthy, detailed and very flowery.  Instead of describing the weather as hot, he describes how it is similar to “wet wool”.  This type of descriptions is similar to that of creative fiction writing with more imagery in the descriptions.  David foster Wallace uses many metaphors to aid his descriptions and to add to his flowery language.  David Foster Wallace also writes from a harsh eye about the fair.  He seems to have a lot of cynicism and have a kind of sarcastic attitude in much of his writing.  He seems to make fun of the way that the fair is, but also at himself for how he makes fun of the fair.  He is a very creative writer with the techniques that he uses as he entertains the reader.

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