Close Analysis Paper – Memory in “Simple Recipes” The purpose of this paper is to do a close reading on ‘Simple Recipes’. I believe a great deal of people find family relationship very hard to deal with, so as Madeleine Thien. By examining the imagery and choice of languages that Madeleine uses, I will demonstrate the theme of memory in intensifying the main idea, which is the complicity of family relationship in the whole story. Memory as a projector to show the transition of the narrator’s emotion towards her father.
Out of the numerous poems Simon Armitage has written throughout his eighteen years of writing, there seems to be a common reoccurring concept in many of his poems. In several of his most famous poems - such as Harmonium, My Father, Mice and Snakes, and Mother Any Distance – the relationship between a parent and their child, and the idea of growing up is portrayed skilfully to show the transition from a child to an adult. Through describing these two ideas in his poems, Armitage highlights the responsibility that comes with newfound independence as an adult, making his poems extremely popular and influential in education facilities as well as to the wider audience. An analysis of his works therefore seems appropriate and interesting.
Fish-hound, the main character, is in the Mississippi River. Headeye, another significant character, is trailing him through the river. Fish-hound thinks Headeye is here for finding his prime fishing locations and then tries getting away. Turns out, when Headeye catches up to Fish-hound he tells him that mojo bone is the key to the black experience. Headeye then starts to tell Fish-hound about the story of Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones.
The most prominent theme I noticed about this story "The Boat" by Macleod was about sacrifice. The speaker is a young boy, youngest of his siblings and only son and tells a tale of his family dynamic, the importance of the sea and fishing. As the speaker ages, his thoughts develop a deeper and honest meaning as he becomes more involved in his surroundings and preconceived destiny. The narrator evolves by becoming more attuned to the reality and environment surrounding him. How the sea is more than a mysterious beautiful thing but holds a significant danger- eventually taking his fathers life.
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In the poem, “The Fish”, Elizabeth Bishop writes of “victory filled up\ the little rented boat” just before she lets the fish go. In this statement, she shows her realization that she has indeed found victory in understanding and empathy; it is because of this that she ultimately releases the fish. Initially, the fish appears resigned to its fate, “He didn’t fight.\ He hadn’t fought at all.” However, there is more to the fish than just a word “tremendous.”
The Confederacy was like a fire. The north tried to smother it, but there was still a flame left. At that point all you could do was wait for it to burn out. The Civil war brought about a lot of hate and sectionalism between the North and South. Even after the war the flame of the Confederacy still burned.
Society considers strangeness as frightening, especially if it is sudden, loud, hostile, or violent. So, this belief may be applied to individuals with disabilities, such as Jessy, and they may be discriminated as a result. Clara mentioned that in the seventies, children like Jessy are called psychotic and there was a misconception that autism and schizophrenia was the same. There was little known about the different conditions, which made it more difficult to recognize and distinguish disorders from one another. In addition, Clara described an experience when a religious acquaintance told them there are still church rituals to cast out demons and that they should exorcised Jessy; thus, suggesting that people with disabilities are evil.
In the essay “Doing Nothing Is Something”, author Anna Quindlen uses the rhetorical strategies Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to encourage children today to spend more time doing nothing. Quindlen believes children in America are overscheduled and never have time to explore their creativity that presents itself while the mind is idle. Parents, being the target audience of this essay, should allow their child downtime to explore their mind and creativity. Ethos is used by an author to establish credibility to support an argument.