The last excerpt I decided to use are my favorite two sentences in the entire book. It has multiple literary devices but I could not resist using both sentences. On page 355 Preston writes with an eerie undertone "Nature seemed to be closing in on us for a kill, when she suddenly turned her face away and smiled. It was a Mona Lisa smile, the meaning of which no one could figure out. " Within that short passage one can see the presence of personification, allusion and imagery.
My challenge to my female friendship has changed me entirely. Personally I am still outgoing, but now I tend to try less to keep a friendship from breaking. Sadly, I can see myself giving up when I feel like I am losing a connection with them. I do think that how we refer to each other does effect and take a toll on a friendship. During the narrative assignment, I called my closest friend my ‘BFF’.
I am a very straight forward person and sometimes people see me as too serious. When I am texting my sister, for example, it is easier for me to add emojis to my conversation as I can still communicate in my own way with her, but when I add a heart or a face blowing kisses to the text, she knows I just love her too much and I worry/care. Emojis make my conversations sound more caring/loving instead of bossy or controlling, maybe sometimes even
She even states, “I could do some things well. Some things I was god at, like math or painting or even sports, but the second a boy put his arm around me, I forgot wanting to do anything else, which felt like a relief at first until it became like sinking into muck.”(Minot, 295) This is such a powerful, and eye opening statement due to the fact that she loves the feeling of being in the moment, and knowing that it was a relief that she was appreciated for something that she could be “good” at. On the contrary, she then takes the audience aback when she compares her passion of sex, to sinking into muck. What could she have meant by that? Could it symbolize the experience of when you step into a lake and everything is beautiful with crystal clear
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.
Daum made herself a character in Virtual Love; a character that the readers can hate, but somehow relate too. Her character is full of “narcissism” and continually wants to be “complimented”. At first because of Daum’s writing style the readers dislike the character. No one wants to admit they are selfish and constantly want attention, but that is human nature. The audience begins to see themselves in Daum.
Bingley’s inferior look at Jane and her family. Nonetheless, Jane continues to think good of Miss. Bingley and trusts what her sentiments tell her instead of using her rationality. Austen makes it apparent that this choice doesn’t serve Jane’s best interest and makes her blind of the real truth. Additionally, another example is Jane’s ignorance to the fact that Miss.
The logic she uses in the essay “DEAR YOUNG LADIES WHO LOVE CHRIS BROWN SO MUCH THEY WOULD LET HIM BEAT THEM” are lines such as “There is nothing better than knowing the suffering can stop than knowing you must endure but if you no longer wish to do so, you don’t have to because it is safe to withdraw your consent. There is nothing better than knowing you have some control in a situation that feels so far beyond your control.”. These lines show how serious yet logical her thought process is when it comes to her ideas and points of what consent is. When Gay appeals to emotion in her essay she uses lines such as “I am sorry our culture has treated women so poorly for so long that suffering abuse to receive celebrity attention seems like a fair and reasonable trade. We have failed you, utterly.”.
Finally, Trumbo belittles the reader by saying, “I know the truth and you don’t you fools. You fools you fools you fools...” (232). The repetition mixed in with the pronoun “you” ingrains the message that Trumbo is speaking to the reader and not in a positive way. No one wants to be called a fool, but people tend to believe things more easily if they are spoken directly to. In this case, both the second person and repetition cause the reader to feel at fault for their supposed stupidity and horrid actions.
In my opinion, the article was somewhat entertaining and interesting for me because, I’m interested in knowing more about languages especially languages that are endangering. However, the points that made me dislike the article somewhat is that she didn’t support her ideas clearly and because she didn’t have adequate ideas she started repeating some