Roberts claims “The writer builds with words, and no builder uses a raw material more slippery and elusive and treacherous.” There is no rule book. Some words are “colorful”. “They are dressy instead of plain, specific instead of general, loud instead of soft.” However, fancier does not mean better.
For example, he raises his eyebrows and shakes his head, which reinforce the message delivered. Furthermore, Lewis also consistently emphasizes and pauses between the words “Brutus” and “honourable.” Antony uses “Tautology” as he sends the same idea using different words in his entire speech. He repeatedly calls Brutus “honourable” and “noble”, which, or course, he doesn’t mean at all. The intended meaning is, in fact, the opposite, which the audiences understand.
The author’s choice of punctuation or lack thereof, causes the reader to better feel the awkwardness of the situation between the father and his son. While the author does a fairly good job conveying the uncomfortableness between the two with the dialogue and descriptions alone, his choice of punctuation helps the mood to be even more apparent. The author chose to not use quotation marks, which also adds a sense of awkwardness to the flow of the story. It causes the dialogue to harshly interrupt the previously flowing storyline with tentative statements. “So he told him very casually.
He uses short sentences, he ends his phrases with the strong words such as ‘dead’, ‘trouble’ and then he repeats them over and over, so that his listeners remember better the message he intends to send. By using the second-person imperative mood he creates an impression that he addresses his listeners directly. For the great majority of people his language seems rather laughable or even horrifying. Some opponents of his claim that he feels absolutely no obligation to finish a thought or complete a sentence nor to explain to his audience what he is going to do in terms of policy. But those who are tired of a modern political rhetoric filled with vague, meaningless words may find Donald Trump’s language surprisingly refreshing and clear.
Despite him writing an easy read, it is very clear that he is biased towards him. Throughout the book you have to learn how to read against the grain to make sure that you understand clearly what is happening. Because of Kazin being biased a weakness that the book has is that you can’t see much of the people that are on the other side. The people that were not fans of William Jennings Bryan, the races that were not white and Christians, for example Catholics and Jews. We don't get to see what Bryan thought about immigrants and factories jobs and because they were irrelevant to him, the book doesn't portray how immigrants felt about William Jennings Bryan.
In his passage, Henry David Thoreau utilizes various literary devices, such as irony, imagery, oxymoron, and many others to develop his attitude towards visitors. Thoreau's attitude towards visitors is very particular, showing that he doesn't not like visitors, but rather is careful about the way he approaches conversation. He is unconventional in the way that he doesn't enjoy small talk, but rather enjoys deep, meaningful, and thoughtful conversation. Throughout his passage, Thoreau uses examples of irony to help show his attitude towards visitors.
The main body of the speech however was slightly uncomfortable to watch as he read a lot from paper and was not completely comfortable with speaking the words which he had written. There could have been significantly more interaction such as a PowerPoint presentation to add a visual aspect and movement to stop the stationary presentation from becoming dull. Fleming could have ended with a stronger point and less of a repeat of his argument which made it difficult to feel like it was finished. There could have been significantly more audience participation which would have strengthened his argument by catering to the needs of the audience and the gaps in their new knowledge. Having examples of work, he had done could have made the information more accessible to people who are not familiar with scientific
Three examples of such traits are that I like to speak my mind, I get anxious when things change and I am kind-hearted. Holden stood out to me because like myself, he likes to speak his mind. It is clear in the story that Holden is the type of character that says what he think. For example, when Holden says, “Lawyers are alright, I guess — but it doesn't appeal to me", I said.
Sociolinguistics look at what impact phonological features of the speakers or accent has on reactions and attitudes toward their speech and consequently toward the speaker as a person. Past studies have shown that language differences, in accent and grammar, found in both foreign and native language speakers, elicit reactions in listeners that transfer over to judgements about speakers’ personalities (Behrens & Rakowsky Neeman,
This same idea works in the opposite way, I was constantly looked at not as an individual from a nation but instead I was judged by the same words that described the US. Luckily for me that wasn't always a bad thing wherever
(Drizin pg2) He also states the “Matt Livers has a low intellect ability, and people like that ten to be more compliant, more willing and eager to please their interrogators”. (Drizin pg2) Ultimately, the Reid Technique worked on Liver, but in a deviated way, after he repeatedly pronounce his innocents. I can sense the nervousness in his voice, as he started fidgeting.
In the short story, “The Rip”, author Robert Drewe uses the idea of Sophie holding a jellyfish “at arms length” to display how she is becoming wary of her father, John, and is keeping him distanced from herself. he reassures her, as if he was trying to reassure himself that their relationship will not become an “anecdote”, but a reality. John is thinking about how he wants to be freed from his emotional turmoil, and how badly he wants to spend this quality time with his daughter and protect her. This “protection” is symbolised by the shark attack (the divorce of John and his wife), and the fear running through everyones minds. This makes the reader feel as if John is putting pressure on himself to make Sophie like him.
Throughout one’s life there will be conflict and struggle but it is how someone deals with it that defines and shapes the person they are. In Adrian Tomine’s, Shortcomings, Ben Tanaka has many relationships throughout the novel that force him to face his own issues however he refuses to acknowledge them until he realizes that it may be the reason he ends up alone. Ben, wrapped up in his own thoughts and refusing to leave his self-imposed boundaries, remains unaware that his actions affect his relationships. Throughout Ben’s long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Miko, he behaves insensitively and overly critical of her, which eventually leads to a failed relationship.