Her use of imagery paints a picture for the readers which ultimately helps to make learning the writing process easier. For example, when she says “the critics would be sitting on my shoulders, commenting like cartoon characters”, this creates a humorous and memorable image of shoulder sized critics (Lamott 469). This step in the process is unusual from what other authors say, yet it’s interesting which engages the reader. Lamott also uses similes and metaphors throughout the essay to explain what it is like for most struggling writers. She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468).
Also this book was easy to understand and did not take too long to read. At the end of the novel Gene explains that Finny was different because of his lack of fear. I liked this ending because it is interesting to read about a teenager that has no fear. For the text to text, text to self and text to world connections are all kind of similar in this book. For text to self the connections made with the book would be friendship issues, pain and loss, because we mostly all have friendships that are love and hate.
Montag laughed, “That’s against the law” (14).These quotes are truly showing us that Montag had loved his job and he was respected about it at the beginning of the story. Montag eventually stopped burning books. He realized that books represented people’s ideas and their own experiences. Then he strongly decided to learn from the books.”I want you to teach me to understand what I read “(255).”He reached under his pillow. The hidden books were still there”.
I believe my outlook on life would have been very different if I had not experienced the poet Edgar Allen Poe at such a young and impressionable age. I am also thankful for the instruction from the teacher who helped me to experience the poetry the way I did. Poe is living on in his writings reminding us that nothing is as it seems and pretending to have no emotions will only lead to your own ultimate
Despite choosing the haiku over the free-verse poem, I still savored the spirit of Alice Walker's poem. The haiku is simple, yet completely changes the atmosphere in my mind without filling up space with excessive words. Being so short, the poem gives the reader the ability to form their own image in their own mind. I absolutely loved this haiku and its structure, so I believe it is absolutely worthy of being
Although this one trait of his poems is small and may not be noticed it makes a big difference in how the reader sees the scenes in this novel. Overall, In Beauty Bright is an enticing, interesting collection of poetry that was difficult for me at first. However, once read thoroughly the book tells intriguing stories through its descriptive powers that are incorporated not only in Stern’s words, but in his format of poems. Due to all of the details in the poem it can make the reader feel as though they are in the picture that Stern paints for
In my own opinion, Homeboy is an exceptional narrative, in which Malcolm X expresses his struggle of “self-degradation” (McQuade 181). Although I was not interested in an essay about a man’s hairstyle, I quickly learn that this essay is about much more. Elements throughout this essay enticed me to continue reading and enjoy the substance of what I was reading. The relatable aspect of changing to fit in, exceptional characters, content that makes me think are a hand full of reason I liked this essay. Plus, Malcolm’s good writing and description made the essay not only enjoyable to read but also an educational read.
It is also about studying and making those grades! But my friends positively influence my study habits as well. They encourage me to study rather than get distracted by other things such as my phone, internet, and procrastination. Just the other night Justin and Giselle were helping me with practice questions for my midterm. It was pretty great of them to help me because I got an A on the test.
Reflection How to Read Literature like a Professor was definitely a ‘thought provoking read’ like the table at Barnes & Noble said. Although at first, I have to admit that Foster’s writing had bored me a bit, until I realized fact that I had subconsciously been thinking about what certain items symbolize and how they were important to the story. Overall, I enjoyed the work; Foster’s book is truly “A lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines.” I liked the references Foster constantly gave to novels and movies, that helped me with visualizing what kind of ideas he was talking about, since I personally learn better through visualizations. Finding out about the classic fairy tales becoming modern ones, surprised me a bit;
I think that if he didn’t touch each of these literary elements as well as he did they story would have a totally different feel to it. The reason I picked this piece is mainly because it was written by Poe and he is my favorite writer. I think all of his pieces are very well written. I really like how Poe has that very intense writing style, that when you start reading it you can’t stop. If I could make a