“之下我的家”，由路易斯厄德里齐，是文学散文与表现方法。路易斯厄德里齐讲述她救了一只小猫从她的房子下面的那一天，尽管她不喜欢，甚至猫的事实。当她听到小猫哭了，这使她不惜一切代价抢救小猫她的母性本能接管。然后，作者分析了事件，她表达她的情绪反应。通过使用说明和旁白，路易斯厄德里齐允许观众想象小猫营救“她的房子下面。”总的主题是出生行为。文学的目的是在整个显而易见的。路易斯厄德里齐的利用一切机会来招待她的观众与使用比喻性语言，描述图像和讽刺。通过比喻性语言，路易斯厄德里齐让观众看什么房子象征：一个母亲。她用拟人给的“难产”房子的人的特点和说，“地上哭”，她几步之遥。 Erdrich describes the kitten as a “tiny ball of fur,” and as it“scrambles” away, the “tin resounds like small thunder.” Her use of metaphors and similes help engage the senses of touch and sound. The author uses birth imagery to unify the theme of giving birth. As she goes into the “earthern crawl space,” she says “this is no crawl space anymore,” and she can “hardly raise her shoulders” and only “move by shifting her hips up and down,” and “she has never seen a space so tight.” This graphic imagery allows the audience to imagine what it is like to be born. After she snatches the kitten from the “space in the rocks,” she says “out it came with a squeak of terror, a series of comic hisses,” this portrays a newborn baby coming out of the womb. Erdrich’s use of irony deflects from the danger at hand, and allows the audience to see the humor in the situation. She writes if the house settles on her back, in this wild rescue for a cat, that, “Shit! I...