The arc of the rope swing: humour, poetry, and spirituality in Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

@article{Thomas2016TheAO,
  title={The arc of the rope swing: humour, poetry, and spirituality in Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White},
  author={Trudelle Thomas},
  journal={International Journal of Children's Spirituality},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={201 - 215}
}
  • Trudelle Thomas
  • Published 2016
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Children's Spirituality
Abstract This essay analyzes the classic American children’s novel, Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White, which tells of a sophisticated spider’s rescue of a piglet who is being prepared for slaughter. The ‘arc of the rope swing' refers to a rope swing enjoyed by children in the novel; it is also a metaphor for the way White holds opposing forces in tension. Most noteworthy is the tension between poetic language and humour in the novel; White uses both to convey a sense of ultimate goodness and trust… Expand

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