He justifies that by reading a fiction novel and later moving into more challenging works, people can further the boundaries of their knowledge. However, as Carter saw, most do not perceive it that way. In this prose, Stephen Carter uses rhetorical devices such as: allusion, anecdote, and humor, to delineate how the amount of reading has decreased. In this work, Stephen L. Carter alludes to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This is shown by the quote, “The more of us who reduce reading to no more than an unpleasant obligation, the faster we descend toward the world of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451.” His analogy to this novel provides a clear illustration of how Carter envisions society’s future without reading.
As I was reading Melissa Duffy’s “Inspiration, and Craig Vetter’s “Bonehead Writing,” I found myself connecting with Vetter’s paper more than Duffy’s. I found that the presentation in “Bonehead Writing” to capture my attention, and that Vetter’s feelings about writing was similar to my opinion on writing. Through his wording and humor, I think Craig Vetter wrote the best essay. I find that the wording and presentation of an article or essay influences my opinion of the writer, and it affects how I receive the idea they are trying to present to me. Craig Vetter uses a blunt approach to convey his idea that writing is nearly impossible to teach, and describes writing as “A blood sport, a walk in the garden of agony every time out.” He presents writing as an arduous task that no one can ever perfect, and he presents this view in a harsh light that makes you realize that what he says is a cold hard truth, that you suck at writing, and that there is next to nothing that you can do to change that.
Throughout history, irony has been used in a multitude of ways. It is not just a way to inject humor into a story, but a way to slip a message in without saying it flat out. By doing that, it allows the reader to take in the information, and possibly come to the conclusion that the author wanted them to. This way, though, it does not seem like something forced upon them. Authors who used this tactic were Frederick Douglass in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
One other author 's craft that Charles E. Frinch might have used is imagery. The author also used mood and tone to help how the reader interprets the story. The tone of the writing causes the story seem quite somber and it compels the reader to think that the main character, James Maxwell failed in life. The short story The Cog uses the author 's crafts symbolism and tone to change how the story is interpreted by readers. First and foremost, the author uses the spaceship “President” symbolizes a dream that has been lost over the years.
For example, in the third paragraph Emerson proclaims, “Henceforward it is settled, the book is perfect; as love of the hero corrupts into worship of his statue” (Emerson 3). Loaded words such as “perfect” and “corrupt” provide the audience with both positive and negative emotions books can bring about. The author includes this impactful statement in order to prove that while books and writers may satisfy the views of some, other people believe certain books and writers are wrong and corrupt. Emerson also includes loaded words into his speech in the final sentence where he states, “Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst” (Emerson 5). Emerson strategically applies words such as “best” and “abused” to yet again prove his point of the different views on books.
He explains how it is only human to fall victim to the mirage of hope: “...it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope”(Henry). Adding on to the statement that the colonists should not become entranced in a perfect reality, Henry continues by explaining that one can only use their prior knowledge to guide them throughout future events: “I know of no way of judging the future but by the past”(Henry). This use of pathos is evident throughout because it makes the audience feel naive and encourages them to make more educated predictions for the
Another example, is a chapter called “First Pen”. This short story is literally about the time when Ralph’s father bought him a pen. With the pen, he wrote stories on Sundays, and even though this seems pointless, it was important to Ralph because he remembered this memory. These are two examples of the many stories that make up Ralph’s
The poem, "First They Came...," uses dramatic irony to make the reader feel a sense of his regret and to make the reader personally reflect what he experienced. Almost counteractive to Martin, Simon uses situational irony to show the feeling of hope and comfort in his passage. So overall the two-text use time period and irony in very similar ways to contribute to the tone of their
Even the most beautiful of people can metamorphose into something that gives us great despair in every possible way. Thomas C. Foster is a university professor in Flint Michigan who wrote How To Read Literature Like A Professor. Foster helps explain biblical illusions in literature that some people may have trouble noticing. In the text he explains “In modern literature, many Christ figures are somewhat less than Christlike…”(Foster 48). I argue that Fossie could resemble a figure of God because of his power over Mary Anne.
The reader is aware that Sanders may not have much time, unlike his family, students, and the police. The suspense comes in as well, because Cullen has the reader wondering if Sanders will be rescued in time. One may believe dramatic irony did not play a big role in creating this book; however, it had helped in many situations to create an attachment with the readers and create suspense like in the quote above. Furthermore, Cullen did not use only one literary device throughout his book, not only did he use dramatic irony; he had also chosen to use