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Descriptive Essay Baseball Mitt

In this section of the novel, Holden writes a descriptive essay for Stradlater about Allie Caulfield's baseball glove.

Holden's nostalgia for Allie is made clear in this chapter and we see his positive willingness to ruminate on his younger brother, though Allie is no longer alive.

He has no real contact with Allie because he is dead. Allie is a memory.

Writing and thinking about Allie is a way for Holden to maintain a...

In this section of the novel, Holden writes a descriptive essay for Stradlater about Allie Caulfield's baseball glove.

Holden's nostalgia for Allie is made clear in this chapter and we see his positive willingness to ruminate on his younger brother, though Allie is no longer alive.

He has no real contact with Allie because he is dead. Allie is a memory.

Writing and thinking about Allie is a way for Holden to maintain a connection to Allie and the innocence he symbolizes in the novel. 

The mit is covered in poetry. Allie played in the outfield and he was a dreamy kid. He didn't have much to do in the outfield and he was not completely dedicated to the game, so he wrote poetry on his baseball glove and read it to occupy himself during games. 

Allie was a very bright person, according to Holden, and this glove stands as an example of Allie's personality, his intellect, and his charm. Where Allie was pure and innocent and uncompromised, Holden's older brother stands as the opposite. 

He mourns the death of his younger brother Allie and regrets that his older brother D. B. is "prostituting" his talent as a writer out in Hollywood.

We see in Holden's tribute to Allie and his baseball glove clear evidence of Holden's preference for childhood innocence over adult maturity.

Descriptive Essay - The Baseball Diamond

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The Baseball Diamond

Many people don't understand the point in playing baseball. Why would someone swing a stick, hit a ball, and try to get back to where they started before the ball returns? What pleasure is there in that? Why not participate in a sport like wrestling or track where there is an obvious level of individual improvement and therefore pleasure. Well, I play baseball because of the love I have for the sport, and because of the feeling that overwhelms me every time I walk onto a baseball field. When I walk onto a field I am given the desire to better myself not only as an athlete, but also as a person. The thoughts and feelings I get drive me to work hard towards my goals and to be a better person. The most relevant…show more content…

I walked behind home plate and stopped to notice how far the fence was from the plate. "400 feet to center field, that is a shot," I said to myself. The outfield was awesome; it was flat and the green grass was cut like a golf course, and not to mention, the largest one I had ever seen.
My breakfast started to creep back up my throat as game time got closer and closer. I walked across the patch of grass behind home plate and was towered over by the 30 foot backstop with a huge net suspended from it. My bulging bag of equipment was beginning to make my shoulder hang. I walked down the steps into the cement dugout and placed my bag under the bench that spanned the entire length of the dugout. I sat down, laced up my cleats, and put my warm-up jacket on in preparation for batting practice. I stepped onto the grass surrounding the dugout to get the feeling of how wet the grass was. I dug my cleats into the grass and began my usual routine of taking certain practice swings as I gazed upon the press box in the wake of the backstop. Preceding the burn in my forearms, caused from the practice swings, I marched behind the dugout to the rows of batting cages to wait my turn in line. Pacing back and forth I knew I had to keep my nervousness to a minimum. I popped in a wad of Big League Chew and continued to

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