I read Fangirl recently, a young adult novel that everyone on the internet is talking about. I then put Eleanor and Park at the top of my mental wishlist, but in the meantime, I thought I’d read Attachments, Rainbow Rowell’s first novel – adult contemporary rather than young adult. Attachments is set in the late 90s – much to my delight, having grown up then – and is told through a quirky, original perspective. 28-year-old Lincoln O’ Neill is in charge of reading people’s emails. Honest.
Sedaris goal in writing Me Talk Pretty One day is that learning French and living in a foreign country as an older adult is both difficult and rewarding. Through hard work and extensive studying he eventually starts to understand what his teacher is telling him. “And it struck me that, for the first time since arriving in France, I could understand every word that someone was saying.” (Sedaris) I agree with Sedaris in his claim that learning something new can be difficult and rewarding. I myself am going back to school at the age of 35 with a family to care for. Things that I thought I knew are no longer true and I seem to have a learning curve that some of the younger students do not share.
Sadly, our budget , well, my friends' budget, was melting away with every single day of staying at a motel. That's when I decided to call Mr. Williams, my friend from ''Crystal Bay". We, who have worked there, called him Mr. Eddie. He was 70 years old senior living resident, who drove Harley Davidson. Mr. Eddie was always nice to us, students, so this time he didn't live us in a dire straits and helped us to find a living, and even borrowed some money for the security deposit.
Mistress Day – Ghost Night It is just about 9 months and 3 weeks after Olando move from the village to join his uncle in the semi urban city. He is not fully accustomed to the norms and culture his new town, he certainly is learning to speak English, except for his uncle and the wife, Olando could barely find someone to talk with, he in deed prefer to speak his dialect Ukwuani, but the new challenge has to be conquered. He is short, thick, and cute, with spacious set of teeth, bowlegs, walks with bold steps. Olando though tender in age, admired by every young teenager girls around but unfortunately he seems to be too religious and tends to ignore every onlooker subconsciously. He has just been enrolled in the secondary school, but that appeared to be a nightmare, Olando could not find a single Ukwuani speaker in his class to interact with, not even in the entire school, all subjects are taught with English language and he must join to learn.
However, the letter has another purpose, which is to persuade readers of how awful Planned Parenthood is and to encourage them to join the author in boycotting Starbucks. The ethos of this letter depends on the whether or not the reader Planned Parenthood and their opinion on the accusations being made toward the company. Personally, the letter’s ethos decreased for me because of its overuse of pathos and underuse of logos, but if the reader already disagrees with Planned Parenthood, the letter will have a large amount of ethos. Pathos is this letter’s main way of persuasion through fear mongering. Vivid wording is heavily used such as ‘monstrous organization’, ‘exterminating human lives’, and ‘inhumane butchers’.
Unfortunately for Lionel and Neal, just fourteen year old kids, the tragedy they experience will stick with them for the rest of their lives. In the novel, Athletic Shorts, author Chris Crutcher uses the literary devices, characterization and tragedy, to set a dark mood for the story, which contrasts with the bright atmosphere created early in the book. Characterization plays a very large role throughout the storyline. Lionel and Neal, the two main characters, undergo many changes as the novel develops. Lionel begins going into high school as a comedic, fun kid who tends to annoy his father.
My “threshold guardian: was most likely myself and my fears. At first, it took me a while to accept my responsibilities and get over my fear of failing and getting nowhere. Now that I am within the “unknown” there are many challenges that I face every day and will continue to face. There is the challenge of finding out what I want to study in college, doing well on standardized tests, and getting good grades in all of my classes. There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day.
Good Morning, Hope Germany has been going well for you so far. When you eventually get back stateside we need to hangout sometime with Derrick and Gibby. Classes and life have been going pretty well. In my Ag Economics class we had to read a book by John Steinbeck called Winter of Our Discontent, it’s like high-school all over again, here read this book and after you’ve read it let’s analyze it and talk about how it’s relevant to us. I honestly didn’t find the book to interesting and knowing you, you probably wouldn’t even finish the first chapter since the beginning was pretty confusing to try to read and make sense of.
The Other Land “Tick tock, tick tock...” As time went by, just after school, I stared at the alarm clock; it was already 12 o’clock at night, but I still had much work to do, and I was exhausted. Suddenly I remembered the time when my teacher said: Americans are just right under our feet, because they are just on the opposite side of the world. “So if I was in America at this time; I would have energy, so cheer up,” I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and comforted myself, “If I was in America, what would it be like? A land of hope and freedom,an inclusive and a sustainable country. That is a totally mysterious country for me, so who knows?
Getting all A’s and B’s means having motivation without motivation college becomes a strong for example getting up every morning to go to class or even have the energy to finish your homework soon depletes and in time is becoming a struggle and also barrier get overcome. My last short term goal would be coming to class on time ready to learn and take good notes. Waking up every morning becomes tiring feeling sluggish because all you want to do is sleep and eat let’s be honest no one wants to come to class at 8 to here a professor lecture on things I may or may not remember. As painful as that is I know if I stick it out and do what is told in that class I will be successful. With every short term goals there should be long term goals that follows it.