The Hawaiian Day Octopus is part of the mollusk family, and are closely related to squid, cuttlefish, and the Nautilus. They don’t have shells, but compensate with their extremely intelligent and ability to adjust color immediately to match their surroundings. When they are startled or leave a certain area, they release an ink cloud. The objective of this ink cloud is to distract possible predators, (*kind of like in Mario Kart when your screen gets inked). They can also squeeze themselves into tiny cracks.
Journal-Summary In the essay, “Consider the Lobster,” the author, David Foster Wallace, writes about the Maine Lobster Festival, with the promises of sun, fun, and of course lobsters. Wallace accounts all the different attractions at the festival and then talks about the lobsters themselves and how they are boiled alive. Wallace leads us to question the morality of boiling a creature alive merely for our taste buds. Wallace also rationalizes his decision for eating lobster as well as other animals by claiming that he believes that we as humans are more morally valuable but does admit that his views are selfish. Wallace uses a descriptive writing pattern throughout the essay providing vivid details and descriptive words.
Essayist, David Foster Wallace, article “Consider the Lobster” discusses the deeper issue at hand found in the Maine Lobster Festival (2003) that attendees often overlook at or do not care; whether it is morally right to subject pain on animals because of gourmet delicacies. With this intention in mind, Wallace must wangle his point across readers of Gourmet magazine, his attended audience, in order for them to understand that the Maine Lobster Festival is not just about "the promise of sun, fun, and fine food" But a deeper issue at hand. Therefore, Wallace use of the rhetorical strategy Pathos throughout his essay creates an emotional impact on his readers; who have probably never consider the lobsters’ point of view. Consequently, allowing
In my imitative essay, I chose to emulate his introduction by giving an example of what a typical testing room looks like. I then used that to introduce the subject of Pisa testings and its impact on students. Additionally, I attempted to emulate the tone of sarcasm throughout my essay. The second section of Wallace’s “Consider the Lobster” introduced the historical aspect of the lobster festival and offered up several factoids about both the festival and the history of lobsters. This section is also where Wallace begins to introduce the reader to the deeper theme behind the piece.
Malcolm Muggeridge, a British journalist, once commented to “Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.” What the journalist learned was that it is significant to have individualism instead of following the stream. In Jennifer Price’s essay, “The Plastic Flamingo: A Natural History,” Price gives a history about flamingo to emphasize the fact that Americans lack individualism. Price analyzes American culture and American mindset through flamingo by utilizing great diction, sarcastic tone, and examples to build up on her insight. Price begins her essay with excitement. She uses verbs and adjectives in order to create more sense of excitement as a sarcasm.
"Strayed Crab" Analysis Elizabeth Bishop 's "Strayed Crab" is a poem about a small and fearless crab that is trying to assert its power and dominance over its environment. It fits into this collection because it focuses specifically on the theme of nature by providing details about the crab and the other organisms in its vicinity. This poem is also included in this collection because it gives a unique perspective on the events that occur within Elizabeth Bishop 's "Giant Toad" and "Giant Snail". In particular, this poem catches my attention due to the narcissistic persona of the crab and how it uses a condescending tone when speaking about all of the other organisms besides the snail. While this poem is free verse, the speaker uses an
18 The logic of this (preference suffering) relation may be easi-est to see in the negative case.” (Wallace 64) he expresses opinions of his imagery and personification of these creatures. His “expression of preference” in regards to the lobsters “expression of preference” is personifying the lobster to a being in which he is trying to protect. At this rate lobsters will be standing on two legs and holding strike signs. He is trying to prove his argument in a matter of appealing to our emotions and trying to envelope the same feelings he has towards these creatures. What cows, chicken, pork, offer to society is on a whole other level than what lobsters give to us and with the MLF it’s a one a year
In the past 15 years the lobster catch has tripled in volume. Walter Day suggest that fishers should be able to continue fishing the way they have always fished and be left alone. Shorts are lobsters that are too small to eat and eggers are lobster that are carrying fish and in turn will be marked with a letter V on their tail and should be thrown back in the water. Over sized lobsters must be thrown back because they are super studs that produce bumper crops for the young. Other was lobster men protect the crop is by following tight guild lines like a strong no cheating policy, summer Sunday's no fishing days, 800 trap policy, and must hold an apprenticeship.
Just in the first paragraph she uses words such as “fascinating”, “enormous”, and “intrinsically”. These could have easily been substituted with “interesting”or “big”. Instead she uses more intellectual words to appear as a reliable source. Ensuring the reader’s trust is vital in making a persuasive essay and this is what Marris does over and over again in her writing. There are many different tools that Marris uses in her passage “Emma Marris: In Defense of Everglade Pythons” to persuade her audience that the pythons should be allowed in the everglades.
Mercy Ramaella-Barrera 11/7/17 Brown Period 2 Title “He wanted to take you from me,” Sergei says, almost crying.” This quote is from the text What, of This Goldfish do you Wish. You can tell that Sergei has a relationship with the goldfish that seems very important to him, just as we do to with a loved one or a simple friend. His relationship with the goldfish influences who he is, just like the people we see on a daily basis influence us on who we are and how we act as a person.