Her use of imagery paints a picture for the readers which ultimately helps to make learning the writing process easier. For example, when she says “the critics would be sitting on my shoulders, commenting like cartoon characters”, this creates a humorous and memorable image of shoulder sized critics (Lamott 469). This step in the process is unusual from what other authors say, yet it’s interesting which engages the reader. Lamott also uses similes and metaphors throughout the essay to explain what it is like for most struggling writers. She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468).
One of the reasons I figured out the theme was because of the author's use of figurative language. In the third stanza, I found the simile "Her good nature wore out/ like a fanbelt" (16-17). When I read this, I interpreted it as that she snapped because of all the high expectations put on her. After what everybody said to her, instead of ignoring it, she let what
In the book, Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli uses descriptive details, dialogue, actions, and thoughts to develop one of the main characters, Amanda Beale. Jerry Spinelli used descriptive dialogue because he made Amanda a very kind, gentle, reliable, and responsible young women. In the text i can tell she is kind because the book clearly stated “She stopped, turned. "Ohhhh," she squeaked. She tore a book from the suitcase, hurled it at him - "Here!"
In the small community of Barton Hollow, residing in their quaint home on Cherry Tree Lane, lived the Darlington daughters. Wondrous words were whistled within their town, pertaining to the whimsical nature of the four Angelic sisters. The eldest, Charlotte, was known for always having her nose stuck in a book and her amazing writing ability that flowed freely through her palms when she applied herself to a challenge. Although short-tempered and sometimes quite childlike, Charlotte was there when she was needed and was often referred to as “the second mom” on more than one occasion. The second eldest, Florence-the brains of the family- was quite remarkable when any math or science equation was placed in her line of vision.
Anne Frank A Light in the Dark Anne Frank once said, “I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Many people know that Anne Frank was an extraordinary diarist, truly an optimist, and a spunky, energetic girl, but did they know that she was wise beyond her years? She changed the world by blessing humanity with her extraordinary literature skills and imagination. She showed that even in horrible times, people could make the most out of it, and not wallow in their misery. She left a legacy as the light in the dark. Earlier times leading up to the arrest of Anne Frank and her Annex family were full of interesting events and emotion.
Our protagonist improves her characteristics in every single chapter. Most importantly, she wins love from readers. According to the comment from Wendy (Dec.27th, 2007), a writer, Mary is “an unlikely character to evoke sympathy at first, but one who the reader grows to love.”(Wendy (Dec.27th, 2007), The Outlander – Book Review, paragraph 2). In other words, while other narrators are trying to let audience feel pity and sympathy to protagonists, Gil Adamson is trying to make Mary as strong as she can to earn popularity with her
Sarah Orne Jewett was a realism writer who stories have a lot of natural and domestic elements of New England around her time. Her writing was inspired from a “deep sympathy for native characters and her ear for local speech” and she told another writer that “Her head was full of dear old houses and dear old women, and when old houses and old women came together in her brain with a click, she knew her story was under way.” This creating her “exquisitely simple, natural, and graceful style.” This being most evident in The White Heron. This story is about a young girl who is faced with an inner conflict of morality versus money and love. This story is told through a third person perspective. It tells of a little girl, Sylvia, who recently
Agatha Christie: Queen of Mystery “It may seem paradoxical that a woman who was one of the most popular and prolific writers in the English language had a learning problem.” Agatha Christie, famous novelist and playwright, was well-known throughout the world because of her incredible skills in writing. Although Christie achieved many goals that she set, she struggled with her spelling and writing. Very few knew and realized that the bestselling author suffered from a learning disability known as dysgraphia (Siegel). To begin, dysgraphia is a very subtle disease, especially in children. Those who experience dysgraphia have difficulties with writing and spelling.
The author conveys a clear image with words that translates the suffering of the character in a bright light to readers. The sentences are well constructed that even though they might not stop with periods in between, Tallent is able to get away with only using commas in his long sentences with the placement of the words. Turtle’s struggle with her inner monologue is interesting to analyze due to the fact that comes off as an authentic human emotion as she fights with herself over the words she has spoken to her classmate. The phrase, “that’s not me, that’s not who I am,” shows readers the instant regret she feels once her words are out in the open. The inner struggle through the use of language also demonstrates that Turtle is not very aware of the power she holds as a person.
Then, the author talked about a lack of gender equality, and he agrees if women are deserve to be given a choice for themselves. 3. I see a creative writing here, because it’s a personal experience. I always enjoy narrative because it’s easy to read, and we can feel the emotion and use our imagination to create what the story is like in our head. The author also inserts a couple of quotes that he got from interviewing women in Saudi to make this passage more convincing.
Other techniques that were used include hyperboles such as when the unknown hitchhiker also stated “If I opened my mouth it would spill out like a torrent of acid” (Page 24). The story also used the techniques of imagery where the hitchhiker described what their sister looked like “then the memory of Melanie’s grey face with the bruises around her neck and the dried blood in her hair jumped up to haunt me”. (Page 23) The writer, Sherryl Clark also used hook as she kept the reader guessing. Overall the story is very engaging to its readers, especially for those who don’t like long stories. Fresh Bait was one of the best stories that was read out of all of the Top Stories 2.