In the essay, “School’s out for Summer,” by Anna Quindlen, she writes about the prevalent hunger problem in the United States that’s amplified in the Summer months. Anna Quindlen uses many familiar rhetorical devices to efficiently get her point across to us, the reader, throughout the entire essay. Anna Quindlen effectively gets her message about child hunger in the United States across by using rhetorical devices and appealing to emotions. The main message of the essay is to inform the reader of the child hunger problem in the United States that spikes during summer months.
I lost a lot of friends I am reading “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D. Wetherall. This story is about a teenage boy that has to decide between his biggest crush and his most favorite thing to do. In this journal, I will be connecting.
The feeling of just running around with a brand-new pair of shoes, the warm sun illuminating the sky as one step after another is taken. It just feels wonderful and free; like anything is possible. In the book “The Sound of Summer Running” by Ray Bradbury, a boy called Douglas wants a pair of new tennis shoes. But, as shown throughout the book, not everyone feels the same way about the topic. Bradbury uses dialogue and figurative language to show how different characters like Douglas and Mr. Sanderson feel about the idea of the new tennis shoes and getting them for Douglas.
When we read a piece of literature, we can get so impressed by a story that we do not pull the valuable life lessons from the book. We can use literary theory to pull out those life lessons to use them in our daily lives. For example, when reading the Scar Boys, we see the overarching theme of how loneliness can cause us to seek validation in places we should not. The outcast and the mentor character archetypes, the symbolic storm archetype, and the journey situational archetype evolve the theme of loneliness in the novel. `In The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos, published in 2014, we see a young adult fiction novel focusing on loneliness and coming of age.
“Real friends dont get offended when you insult them. They smile and call you something even more offensive”. Friends are the people you count on when your in trouble. Through the use of metaphors in the quote, and the symbolism in “Of Mice And Men” by John Steinbeck. They show that friends should make you happy, and be there no matter what, because their the ones you count on when your in need.
In the book We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han the central idea is to always follow your heart. Han used the writing strategies foreshadowing and imagery to convey the central idea. Foreshadowing was used by the author to hint at events that come later in the story. Han used imagery to allow the reader to visualize and understand the story in a deeper sense. Han used foreshadowing in the story to give the readers hints of how the main character, Belly, will follow her heart in the end and choose the guy she truly wants to be with.
Connections An old proverb states, “A shared joyed is a double joy, shared sorrow is a half sorrow”. This simple concept is much easier said than done. To feel joy double and feel sorrow half, we must develop and cultivate relationships with others. Throughout life people encounter many relationships that cause a variety of emotions, envy, greed, forgiveness, and loneliness.
She was a quiet, precise woman who had been at Welch High School so long that she had also been Dad's English teacher. She was the first person in his life, he once told me, who'd showed any faith in him. She thought he was a talented writer and had encouraged him to submit a twenty-four-line poem called. " Summer Storm" to a statewide poetry competition.
Freedom Summer, by author Bruce Watson examines the courageous and passionate efforts of roughly 100 predominantly white college students as well as several local black Mississippi residents who stood up for change and equality while pushing the limit of uncertain futures. The book discusses the journey these students encountered in order to reach their aim of voter equality and opportunity for blacks in the south. The objective of these students was to create a voter registration system in the heart of segregated and unjust Mississippi. In 1964, they did just that. This “Mississippi Project” as it was sometimes called was run by local civil rights group council in the state known as the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO).
In life we can all relate to the feeling of longing for something. In All Summer in a Day, Ray Bradbury’s characters’ lives are clouded with rain and the only see the sun once every seven years. Bradbury uses metaphors, emotions, and repetition to express the sun’s meaning of hope to the main character, Margot, and the children of rocket men and women on Venus. Metaphors and emotions are used to help the reader relate to the connection with the sun. He describes the sun and the rain using metaphors, and uses the children’s emotions to help further the idea.
It was 7:05am on a Thursday morning, when I had woken. I lied down in my bed gazing at the ceiling as my obnoxious alarmed screamed at me to get up and prepare for another day of school. I was beyond exhausted. It was November 17th. Thanksgiving break was just around the corner waiting for me to relax and get my mind off the prison we call school.
In the poem “Just as the Calendar Began to Say Summer”, Mary Oliver analogizes two distinct tones. The first tone of voice Oliver uses reflects her negative ideas about the regimented school system. At the beginning of the poem there is a strong sense of what the speaker is going through. Oliver states, “I went out of the school house fast and through the gardens and to the woods,” (ln 1-2).
All Summer in a Day Author's Craft Essay In life, people never truly realize what they have, until it's gone. Imagine having to wait seven years for the sun to come out again, but only for a few hours and then disappearing again for another seven years. Well for the kids of Venus, that is typical life. Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day uses a variety of author's craft such as imagery, similes and metaphors to show readers the childrens deep need for freedom away from the rain that consumes their lives.
Literary Analysis Suspense. It's what makes us sit on the edge of our seats at movies, or has us biting our nails as we read. It’s the backbone behind any classic horror film where the babysitter keeps getting unknown phone calls about checking the children and she asks the police to trace the call only to get a call back saying it's coming from upstairs.
PLOT SUMMARY AND THEME OF THE NOVEL: Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan is the story of how Magnus Chase, a son of the Norse God Frey, meets his untimely demise at the hands of the fire giant Surt after learning of his heritage. After being revived in the Norse afterlife, Valhalla, Magnus is taken back to the world of the living to fulfil his destiny as being the harbinger of the Wolf. Along the way Magnus meets many mythical creatures including: a talking goat, a deaf elf, and a tall dwarf. In the end Magnus and his new found friends rebind the Wolf Fenris and defeat the fire giant Surt. The Theme of Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer is that when things are at their worst it can always get better.