The aftermath of an historical hurricane…. ”the smell of a dead city”…para. 6 ”this new urban landscape”. 2. Urban floodplain depicts the initial encounter to what the author sees and of which is just the surface of what to come in the latter part of the essay and segways into the “ Life after Katrina “. 3.

She admires her, educated tongue, her graceful walk, her ability to swoon a listener when she reads, her success, her communication skills where she skillfully varies the way to she talks to depending on who she is talking to. 3. She is ashamed because she fails to use the proper verb and verbiage which in her eyes is disrespectful. When they talk with each other it is if they were paternal sisters separated only by education. 4. Their first meeting was not only at Mrs.

Flowers house but that this meeting was filled with aromas of freshly cooked food (tea cookies), the cold taste of lemonade on the palate and an atmosphere laden and rich in success. “It was the equivalent of attending church “ and attending church made her feel comfortable and so did Mrs. Flowers. This all influenced her because she learned that the person she liked, “ liked “ also liked her and this impressed her, and that coupled with all of the physical senses she now felt the emotional ones as well.

And this would develop her into her mentors “way” of life. Answer to questions 1-4 in the Close Reading and #2 in the Writers Craft. 1. Para. 4 The aftermath of an historical hurricane…. ”the smell of a dead city”…para. 6 ”this new urban landscape”. 2. Urban floodplain depicts the initial encounter to what the author sees and of which is just the surface of what to come in the latter part of the essay and segways into the “ Life after Katrina “. 3.

In “ Starting Again “ he depicts how the most basic necessities are being established and provided to re-ignite and revive the once normal daily activities by way of the Salvation Army bringing primordial needs to the workers who will then bring back residents which then bring back the businesses and so on. He includes this because he notes that after destruction comes the re-building…” Still, destruction on a biblical scale also offers Noah-like opportunities for restoration after the flood “. 4.

I would define it as a person who possesses this “ eco-geek” title as someone who is ecologically friendly, and an environmentalist who is also a tech-savvy academic in the intellect society of foremost thinkers. Writer’s Craft. #2. “ I get out of my car, half suspecting the sweet, rotting smell of death” , “ the main sewage plant”, “reeking of mold and rotted cat food”…. He brings clarity and vividness which brings sympathy and association to the five senses to which the reader can identify with.