What Is the Thesis of "Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 9:27:12 AM ET

"Once More to the Lake" is an essay by E.B. White describing his emotions when he returns to a childhood summer place. He had first visited the Maine camp with his own father in 1904, and he revisits in 1941 with his son. He compares the lake of his memory with the largely unchanged contemporary scene and simultaneously experiences the place through his son's eyes and his own.