At some point in our lives, most of us have judged a book by its cover. In other words, we have held prejudice against each other based on our outward appearances, but rarely considered what lies beneath the surface. In Langston Hughes’ 1959 poem “Theme for English B”, a professor assigns a speaker, a young African-American male college student, a one-page composition in which the student can write about a topic of their choosing. The speaker chooses to write about how, despite being African-American in a mostly white class, he is simply human just like everyone else. The craft of “Theme for English B”, including the sound, rhythm, tone, form, and figurative language of the poem, demonstrate the writer’s message that despite our differences,
He also talks about how he is not as free as his white male professor. It is clear that he could be talking about segregation and racial discrimination back then. This poem has a hopeful tone towards the end when the speaker expresses that although they are different from each other, they can still learn from each other. They are a part
He also spoke on the phone with respondent’s wife and mother. He attempted once, unsuccessfully to meet with them; however, he did not follow up a second time. Additionally, the counsel did not seek out additional character witnesses for respondent. The counsel’s conversations with his client led him to believe he did not need to request a psychiatric examination because he did not believe the respondent had psychological problems. In a state of hopelessness, the counsel decided not to present nor look for further evidence concerning respondent’s character and emotional state, because he believed it would not overcome the evidentiary effect of the respondent’s confessions to the crimes.
For example, Francis doesn’t do anything to stop him, “how long did I stayed there listening ?” (Cormier 95). He could have easily done something to prevent that. In addition, he just stayed there and listened. He didn’t react fast enough in the situation which a hero would react and would’ve done something to stop him.
A quick “write me a poem” is poor assessment practice and does not measure a student’s intellectual progress, excluding the idea of Mr. Keating ripping pages out of the textbook which results in breaking school law, ("Why John Keating Is a Bad Example to Teachers"). Keating adds a sufficient amount of history in student’s minds about carpe diem teaching others to do any action without regret. Meanwhile in the movie, Mr. Keating gives advice to Neil for standing up for himself, “Neil, I know this seems impossible but you have to go to your father and show him what you're feeling. You have to let him see who you are- It's
Dana Gioia is well know poet who rose to fame when his 1991 essay “Can Poetry Matter ?” generated national attention. Poet Dana Gioias should be taught in college because his poems provide readers with traditional poetic techniques such as rhyme, blank verse, and fixed form,while still providing poems that offer intriguing,relevant themes in today's society. Michael Dana Gioia was born December 24,1950 in Hawthorne California. Poet Gioia began his career at General Foods in 1977 after attending Stanford University in 1973 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in 1973, a master's degree from Harvard University in 1975, and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Business School in 1977.Dana
Then next example is found in paragraph twenty-one, where he talks about the fact that he cannot make this claim for every school in every state, but that he can only make accounts from visits and stories from other professors. This contributes to the essay in a way that shows he is not attempting to speak for everybody, and that he is aware this problem has not yet spread everywhere. This shows that he is unwilling to make a generalization, and wants to keep his writings
The first act of courage Douglass displayed was asking Mrs. Auld to teach him to read knowing he would get in trouble if any white man figured out. Douglass writes “The meanest slave was put fully at ease in her presence, and none left without feeling better
He published the collection of, Leaves of Grass, and now it has become a landmark in American Literature. Education: After his graduation of high school, he did not go to college right away. He moved down to Mexico with his father for a couple years. He soon got into Columbia University and did a couple years there before he got a scholarship to Lincoln University.
There have been several pieces of literature that we have read this semester that use the topic of outsiders but one work shone the brightest. Sherman Alexie’s essay, “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me,” employed the topic of outsiders through his sharing personal experiences with himself as an outsider in his community. His writing is the model example of the use of outsiders because of Alexie talking about how his parents raised him, his childhood experiences in school, and adult
"It 's not like I haven 't tried." Jack defended, but felt that his response was too weak. he hadn 't tried that hard in the end. He wanted to admit his insecurities to the others. Maybe not to all of them at the same time, but slowly, whenever he felt ready.
Michael Arneson is an English 105 Professor at Murray State University. Michael is a graduate from Murray State University, where he received his B.S. and Professional writing. After graduation he extended his talents as a body builder. That eventually led to him become a wrestler for Murray Kentucky. Soon after Arneson became a well-known wrestler in the state of Kentucky and started competing in different states around Kentucky.
The child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta King, Martin Luther King was said to be a gifted and bright kid/student. Martin skipped three grades in high school and at the age of 15, he attended Morehouse College in 1944. After his time at Morehouse College, Martin earned a degree in sociology and moved to the Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1948. During his time there, Martin was a valedictorian of his entire class and was elected student body president. Martin Luther King later left Crozer and attended Boston University where he received a doctorate in systematic theology and met a singer named Coretta Scott.