Bird by Bird - Part 1, Section 6, Polaroids Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Part 1, Section 6, Polaroids Summary and Analysis

The Special Olympics provide Anne with another context from which to gain writing wisdom. Similar to the one-inch approach, "Polaroids" relates the writing process to the slow development of a Polaroid picture. A self described "cool man" presents Anne with a Polaroid of himself and two teammates. It is from this she begins to develop the idea.

Anne uses her dry wit to describe her experience with the Games. The basketball game is more like a herd of animals running back and forth across the court. When a ball happens to make its way into the basket, the players all stop to admire the feat. The athletic contests are not Anne's focus. It is the picture of determination developing through the competitions.

As a Polaroid begins to clear and the images present themselves, certain details begin to...

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