I would say that chapter 8 contained the most useable influence. The story lines and the short punchy comments brought the chapter together. I feel that when addressing the subject of why the author used story lines it best said on page eight “note how definite the voice is”. What that means is, experience in life helps to better build the characters and the body of the piece. The better the use of life and connection with the story the stronger the writing. I feel what Hugo is attempting to display is to use the tools provided and allow yourself to develop the piece. A writer’s job is to stay true and express their story, while the content maybe stretched or items additionally added, a writer must write what they know. Much like discussed previously it’s ok to repeat or find similar subject matter, because that what makes the piece yours. What he’s saying is what has been pointed out throughout the book, stay true in your writing and use the tools provided.
Then I would have to say the most influential poem was also located in chapter eight. On page eight Index, was a poem that held very similar skills which I’m currently trying to improve. The piece shows much like the chapter discussion a strong narrative feel. The poem intertwines the use of basic description, with a detailed description placing the reader in the environment. It not only the narrative aspect that is apparent, but the use of line breaks, enjambment, and punctuation that extends the piece with great description. The use of these items slow the process and allow the reader to enjoy the mental setting. There have been several great pieces, but as you find the more you read poetry some sink in more than others.