Ursula Le Guins’ The Wizard of Earthsea uses many literary devices to portray not only a story but also an image. Through her writing, I can see that she uses imagery and expanded moments to get her point across. She chooses exact moments to write in detail, giving us snippets of information so we can slowly start to piece it together ourselves. For example, when Le Guin writes, “it was low and dusky, windowless, fragrant with herbs that hung dry […]” it gives the reader a vivid image of the aunt’s cottage. Just from this excerpt, we start to visualize what the aunt is like, without even reading about her. Her writing style flows and creates a swift river out of the plot. (pg. 3-4) She uses compound-complex sentence’s more than anything and makes it seem as if we’re gliding. Le Guin also uses time gaps in her writing. It teleports readers from one setting to another from just a simple paragraph change. Unlike most writers who ease their readers into the time change, Le Guin simply shifts the view. This is effective for it keeps the writing concise, engaging and challenges the reader to read between the lines. For example, the paragraphs on page 8 seem like two entirely different stories but after analyzing, it becomes clear that there is a jump in time. This keeps the reader hooked because she shows them rather than telling them. Overall, I am very intrigued by the plotline of this book and can’t wait to continue reading!