When the anticipated senior year finally begins, a typical student at Laurel High School enjoys a brief honeymoon of peer dominance and the illusion that the finish line is in sight. Then, reality sets in. College and scholarship applications burden an already hefty load of work so that by December, much like poor little Max the dog in Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch, seniors feel they are dragging forty times their weight up a steep, snowy mountain. I saw an opportunity several years ago to take advantage of their misery by assigning a document I knew most would need to write anyway, the dreaded personal essay. It makes perfect sense: it fits the Common Core standards, and they need the help. To do a proper job, they needed more than just the one assignment, so I built a unit around it. …show more content…
“Unprotected” by Simon Rich was a big hit this year, a story told from the point of view of a condom in a teenager’s wallet. We explore the nuances of mood and tone, the effects of figurative language, the importance of structure, and the need for a compelling theme. Along with these daily exercises, each student chooses a memoir that he or she is expected to reference in class discussion. We have copies of A River Runs Through It and The Glass Castle, which most picked and enjoyed, but others were free to find a title of their own, an attractive option for less traditional
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Archetypal school of literary criticism is a type of literary criticism that is concerned with recurring myths and archetypes in symbols, characters, actions, and situations within literary pieces. A myth is a story handed down through history and an archetype is a typical character, action or situation that seems to represent such universal patterns of human nature. Archetypal school of literary criticism strongly applies to Dr. Seuss’ children poem, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. In this literary piece, the character archetype is the Grinch being the outcast. The outcast archetype is a character that is banished from a social group because of a crime committed.
The student was referred to this professor, by a friend, for impromptu counseling. The student, Luisa, tells her story using metaphors and analogies. It’s a dark story of survival. Luisa was taken away from her family and her will and hope was somewhat broken. She recounts her life in jail and how her captors tried to break her spirit.
Literary Analysis Collection 1 Have you ever thought about what decisions that you’ve made through your life? Well, it is worth thinking about over time. In the short stories “The Pedestrian” and the “Contents of a Dead Man’s Pocket”, and the “Ambush” all deal with the consequences of their actions. But luckily, the protagonist of these stories see’s their mistakes.
The suffocating pressure of the impending school year pressed upon the brains and spirits of the students about to begin their first year. Their experienced guide and mentor stood before them. He glanced at the page of notes that he had prepared and set it down wordlessly on the table before him.
This year has been long and stressful. Junior year being known as one of the hardest years lived up to what it’s known for. Between all the honor classes, friend drama, and family life I learned that paying attention to details is extremely important. I learned this through the reading quizzes. When reading a book I never paid much attention to the small details.
English 6 CRT persuasive essay It is compelling to say that all high school students should be required to pass an exit exam like the other 24 states that require it but I will be telling you why that is not the best thing to do for the schools and the students. Graduation tests do not promote the knowledge, skills and habits needed for success in college or the real world. According to college professors and employers, high school graduates must be able to analyze conflicting explanations, support arguments with evidence, solve complex problems that have no obvious answer, reach conclusions, conduct research, and engage in the give-and-take of ideas.
However, this carefully calculated framework never yielded an essay worth sharing. Mostly, I just stared at a blank word document, proving definitively that college essays do not write themselves. I understand that the purpose of a college essay is to describe yourself to the reader. But, none of the ideas I brainstormed seemed to capture me genuinely. Sure, it is true that I am quite possibly the only person alive with the name Bradley Posdal, but how does this communicate my individuality?
Throughout my book there are many unknown words and figurative language. The first word that i felt was important of would be the title UNBROKEN. THe first definition i found was undaunted in spirit, and undaunted means not discouraged. This plays an important role in my book because he does not give up even when he is faced with a hardship.
Taylor Sneed sat in her room Sunday night. She was only a few weeks into school, and was already having doubts about graduating. I have to do my AP Government guided reading, a week’s worth of Calculus homework, my essay, and study for the Physics and Econ test, she thought. She had known about these assignments for over a week, yet she did not even think about them until that evening. That evening he learned about his new medical condition: Senioritis.
Holidays celebrate an area’s culture and/or the day(s) it commemorates with various festivities and traditions. In Theodore Geisel’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the light-hearted denizens of Who-Ville are preparing to celebrate Christmas. For the Whos, it is a time of fun and merryness, in which they sing and play with one another. This is a time of camaraderie and fellowship between everyone in the town. Apart from this is the antagonist, the Grinch, who dreads the holiday along with the singing, feasting, and other festive activities that the holiday inspires.
It is shocking how quickly people can change from being calm to becoming savages. In Lord of the Flies, a plane crashed and some schoolboys got stranded on an island where they have to survive on their own but end up failing and become savages. Chapter 9 concluded with having Simon go out to find the beast and discovers there is none; on his way back everybody is dancing in the rain and eating meat, but when they see this figure coming down, they think it’s the beast so they end up killing the it, which was actually Simon. Therefore, the events above connect to the theme due to the cause of fear that got inside of them once they saw a dark figure and turned them into bloodthirsty savages.
The novel, “The Book Thief”, written by Markus Zusak shows the nature of human beings and their actions during what was arguably the most catastrophic time in human history, the reign of Nazi Germany. He demonstrates the impact that words have had on the the nation, the world, and a young girl named Liesel Meminger. However, to portray this, he utilizes a narrator which can explain events in a way no other living being can- ‘Death’. Throughout the novel, Death describes the life-changing events that Liesel is forced to undergo, but he highlights how she is able to power through them and achieve an outcome so great. Most of all, he explains how is eventually able to understand the true meaning of words, and how they have the capacity to be so simple, yet unimaginably powerful.
When animals around the planet begin to attack humankind, it is up to one man to persuade the world to take action, or allow themselves to perish. Jackson Oz, a dropout from Columbia University, has for years, been developing a theory called HAC or Human Animal Conflict. After noticing an increasing number vicious of animal attacks on humans, Oz dropped out of Columbia University to focus more on HAC, that raised several eyebrows from his peers. He has no job or PhD and is struggling. All over the world, brutal attacks are destroying entire cities.
In A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens utilizes a plethora of literary devices such as similes, metaphors, imagery, and denouement to explore the capacity for change. This reveals that changing is never impossible until you’re six-feet under. A simile is a comparison that usually uses the word “like” or “as”. Dickens’ use of similes demonstrates how Scrooge changes throughout the story and because of this, we see how changing all aspects of yourself isn’t impossible. “Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self- contained, and solitary as an oyster.”
"UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not. " said in the book called The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. This man has written and published over 60 books in his career. All of his stories have background and meaning to Theodor Geisel.