Question 1: The three examples of figurative language that I am going to analyze are, rhetorical questions, personification, and similes . Rhetorical question: “Here or elsewhere, what did it matter? Die today, or tomorrow, or later.” (Wiesel 98) This example of a Rhetorical question really adds to the text by almost forcing the reader to think to themselves, and actually try to answer the question that is being asked. It involves the reader and therefore can make the story more appealing to them. Rhetorical questions impact me as a reader by, engaging me into the text and also by making me think about what is being talked about in the book.
It is very important that writers are able to send a message to their reader with their book. Authors best do this by bringing about empathy. In order to send this message, authors often develop strong characters that go through various problems and struggles. The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, shows this very well with its characters Scout Finch and Tom Robinson. This book helps the readers learn from the character’s reactions to their problems.
The Book Thief was one of my favorite books that I have read so far, the author, Markus Zusak used imagery and used foreshadowing to prepare the reader for more important events.The author switches from the first person and third person point of view and how it gave you different perspectives.In the book, there's a sad tone and some humor in the book as well. The author uses flashbacks to inform the reader of previous events.The author used the first person because he wanted to switch from character to character and to make the story more interesting.He uses symbolism in the novel and he did that, it made the story more entertaining and unique. In the book the main character is Liesel, her brother died and she was sent to her new home with her foster parents in Germany.The story took place in World war ll and the Jewish were getting killed by the Nazi army.One day a Jewish man came and took shelter in her parent's basement.She needed to keep the Jewish man a secret or he would get killed.She found love for books and use them for comfort and she gets the name the book thief because she took books that she found from anywhere.The author uses diction to create tone.In the novel, there's a lot of imagery that set the mood for the novel and creates an
Reading a novel is one thing, but analyzing it is a whole different process. “The Scarlet Letter”: The Power of Ambiguity by Fred H. Marcus is a powerful article that assists the reader identify three strong points of the novel. Marcus’ article proves that paradoxes, character treatment, and symbolism play a vital role in analyzing the novel, The Scarlet Letter’s, worth. Marcus uses many examples and direct information from the novel to back up his thinking as well. Though it’s not the biggest strong point, paradoxes is still a huge strong point to discuss within the novel, The Scarlet Letter.
Students should learn about the value the novel provides from that time-period in which Mark Twain wrote, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain put the N word in the novel for a reason, to describe the time-period in which these events had occurred. Phillip Rawls writes, “‘It’s such a shame that one word should be a barrier between a marvelous reading experience and a lot of readers,’ Gribben said. Yet Twain was particular about his words.” The use of the N word has brought many situations upon readers when coming across it, Rawls describes the idea that there was reasoning behind Twain’s writing. Peter Salwen says, “The great black novelist Ralph Ellison noted how Twain
D) A title is a way to address a certain essay or article. Many of the authors from our readings used their titles in creative ways to add more than just a heading to the story. The title can allow a reader to make their own assumptions about a story before reading it. On the other hand, a title can add significance or insight into the story after you read it, similarly to piecing a puzzle together. Generally, the best essays make the most of their story including a meaningful title that either grabs the attention of the reader and/or foreshadows and plays with the emotions.
The literate arts have been an integral aspect of human civilization throughout history. In Richard Miller’s essay “The Dark Night of the Soul”, he poses the question, “What are the literate arts really good for?” He admits that gathering information is a clear value of the literate arts, but throughout the essay he portrays a doubtful view of their value in today’s society. Although, he brought up some interesting points, his doubts stands in contrast to the literate arts’ true role in society today. As a student, I too feel it is important to fully understand the important connections that are told within a piece of literature. Miller states in his writing that, “If you’re in the business of teaching others how to read and write with care, there’s
Although the speech speaks for itself, there were some confusing parts that I later understood. When I approached this assignment I knew that I was going to have to dig in deep and understand the speech to be able to start my assignment. I really enjoyed reading the Gettysburg address because, it's always great reading about events that happened in past history and how they've changed the world. I felt the work I did was difficult but I pushed myself so I would to be able to give an explanation on the what I was trying to
Prior to analyzing the direction or quality of an argument it is important to gain a greater understanding of the author. To begin I did a little bit of research to get a grander picture of who Peter Singer is and his ability and credentials to speak on the topic of ethics. From what I gathered in my opinion which could vary from other opinions is that Peter Singer is qualified to speak on the knowledge of ethics. He has studied the topic as well as taught the topic at some of the top schools, Princeton to speak of one and has written several books. It is important to have an understanding of who is behind the scenes to be open to what you are going to read.
Reading through the paper, readers are delivered with the author’s promises to elaborate on the soft leadership concept as well as provision of the questions and answers from the ILA webinar that had greatly helped for those that had missed the webinar to clearly understand the soft leadership concept. Few examples of leaders that possess several C’s of leadership will help readers to understand more on the concept of the 11 C’s of leadership. In addition, the mention of the name Mahatma Gandhi is helping readers to envision the soft-leader. Another criticism that can be made is this paper can be considered as relevant to the current situation. The modern world is not suitable era for leadership with force and strength.