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Reflections on Writing on the City

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It was interesting to hear what struck other people about my writing; I heard several comments on the vividness of my imagery, and the transition from general to personal. I was very pleased and amused to hear that “extravaganza” was among the most noticeable words in the paper; it seems fitting that “extravaganza” was the center of attention. The feedback I got made me feel pleased with my work; nothing quite so active as happy, but well contented, which was a marvelous change from immediately after I originally submitted my paper, by which point I was tired, stressed, and worried about other things. I hope to take from this exercise a renewed appreciation of the vividness of words, and the confidence to use them artfully.