Besides learning about immigration and separation, I feel as though students whose parents are not immigrants will still empathize with Saya’s family. They will read about how much Saya misses her mother and how difficult it is for them to communicate. Students can also see how Saya’s father persevered and did not give up on trying to get the story of Saya’s mother to the public through writing letters. Students can learn about the importance of speaking up and not staying silent, since Saya’s letter led to giving her mother’s case coverage and eventually having her mother released from the corrections facility. I do believe there are multiple things that students can learn by using this book, and that an activity on storytelling and writing letters can be used in a lesson plan with the
And it was perhaps the first time she had heard me give a lengthy speech, using the kind of English I have never used with her" (Tan 1). This quote from the narrative showed the author 's realization of the difference in the way that she speaks in different environments. Later Amy grasped that she uses the same type of English with her husband, but she comprehended that it was the language of family talk or the language she grew up with. Tan starts to tell her mother 's story about the gangster that wanted her mother family to adopt him. She states, "You should know that my mother 's expressive command of English belies how much she actually understands" (Tan 1).
The Story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O'Connor uses symbols to depict one main idea. Flannery O'Connor uses the same theme in almost all of his stories which is grace and redemption. Grace and redemption is something the grandmother is working towards throughout the entire story. In the beginning, she's very shallow and only cares about how others see her. However as the story continues and different actions take place, her overall beliefs begin to change as she receives grace and redemption.
There is a big difference between reading Dr.Seuss books and reading the Odyssey. Although some may argue they 're more similar than you may think. Authors slide in subtle writing techniques and themes to portray the moral or message they are trying to convey. No matter the level of writing or the type of story line similarities can always be found. This semester we have looked at many pieces of writing, including “Okay”, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Antigone Now, “Civil Disobedience”, and “The Ones Who Walk Away”.
Mattie seems to be in denial during the first couple moments after he died, but then the realization hits her and she starts thinking about all he has done for her. Mattie recalls memories and past experiences with Grandfather, which makes his passing a little less painful. This example leads into another use of author's craft, inner thoughts. Throughout the story, Mattie talks to herself a lot about various things. Anderson uses this technique to develop Mattie's character and give more insights to her thoughts and feelings.
Elie Wiesel uses Imagery to express the character’s thoughts and feelings by explaining in great detail parts of a book to make the reader picture a scene or image. The first example of imagery is as follows, “There was no time to think, and I already felt my father's hand press against mine: we were alone. In a fraction of a second I could see my mother, my sisters, move to the right. Tzipora was holding Mother's hand. I saw them walking farther and farther away; Mother was stroking my sister's blond hair, as if to protect her.” (Page 29) This quote makes a reader visualize the
He addresses a difficult topic to begin with so he uses tangible examples so the audience can comprehend what he is trying to explain. For example, when Lewis is trying to explain that time does not apply to God he uses “Suppose I'm writing a novel. I write “Mary laid down her book; next moment came a knock at the door.” For Mary, who's got to live in the imaginary time of the story, there's no interval between putting down the book and hearing the knock. But I, her creator, between writing the first part of that sentence and the second, may have gone out for an hour's walk and spent the whole hour thinking about Mary…” (Lewis Online) as an anecdote to aid the audience’s
In this short story, “In the Gloaming” by Alice Elliott Dark, the main characters learn that you should spend as much time as possible with family, make and never forget memories together, and how to accept death. Although the characters learn these lessons the hard way, in the end they come to understand the value of them. People will always tell you how valuable time is, but I didn't realize how true this statement is until reading this short story. In the story, it is mentioned how Laird’s dad and mom didn’t spend a lot of time with him. In the story, it states, “She had as much of him now as she had when he was an infant.” This is talking about how Janet spent most of her time with Laird when he was a baby, and she was spending that same amount of time with him now.
When you writing a book that is very controversial that it is meant for young adults and children of course you going to be in the middle/center of everything. You cannot make public libraries, school districts, and even parents change this mind about a book that they don’t want their children to read. I know I might have repeat myself about parents letting their children read what they think their children to read because some parents don’t want them to be expose to something that they are going to be too unsuitable. At the end, Blume understands what the parents and teachers are trying to say when she gave one of her friend’s daughter a book that title “The Stupid Book” by James Marshall, and the mother was like no I don’t want my kid to say words that are bad for their vocabulary
But they could not express their true feelings, but Leah found a way to show her grandfather how much he meant to her by pacing herself like him and making sure that he was aware that she was with him, by touching and establishing their relationship through holding hands. By matching his walk, Leah portrayed that she wanted to be with him and wanted to spend some time alone to create a bond. But in this essay, Leah uses a lot of similes and metaphors like in the last paragraph, Cohen said that now, after her grandfather’s death, “everything seems like a clue” (69). Leah means that everything was a clue as to how much her grandfather cared for her. By the way he tried to express himself by showing her affection in the only way he knew how because she couldn’t understand sign language and he could not verbally tell her.