The passage taken from the memoir

The passage taken from the memoir, The Horizontal World, written by Debra Marquart, is a fragment that exhibits her indirect interpretation of love for the upper Midwest. Marquart’s purpose is to impress upon the readers the idea that despite being a dull and unimpressed location for certain people, it has many unknown unique qualities and can not just be found anywhere else easily. Through her usage of allusion and multiple tones from the beginning to the end, she is able to juxtapose the two distinct perspectives about upper Midwest: the drabness in the beginning to a bright and hopeful way