Ayn Rand has written one of the most envious books I’ve ever read. Ironically, she was capable of catching my attention and keeping me questioning what specific event was going to happen next. There were countless reasons for me to enjoy the extreme manifestation from beginning to end. First of all I liked the flow from collectivism to individualism, secondly the meaning behind the story was phenomenal, and lastly the importance of the words “I” and ”we”. For those reasons it has encouraged me to like the book and the various ways she wrote it.
Not only on one occasion either. At the very beginning of the story, she wrote "It was a terrible time through which I was living" as her opening statement. This grabs your attention and makes you want to read more, and also adds a level of suspense because it goes
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).
Again on page 177, She uses the word rank instead of bad or gross to give us that super specific thought of how dirty and smelly their clothes were. All three of these tools that Jeannette uses really helps to shape her story in a way that is understandable, flowing, and simple. Using these tool she has transformed the meaning of the story from just a boring story to a story teeming with description and fun, big words. Jeannette Walls really does help her readers get a better grip on the deep meaning of her story by using these tools. After reading The Glass Castle I am sure that I could remember this story for a while as a great story from an author that cares about helping the readers best
Jacqueline uses figurative language, symbolism, and inner thinking to give the theme of your identity can be found in what you are passionate about. In the beginning, Jacqueline uses figurative language to show her anger towards the fact that she cannot write and read like her sister can. For example, Jackie’s unhappiness when she can’t write well like other people shows when she says, “ / I am not gifted. When I read, the words twist/twirl across the page / When they settle, it is too late.
In conclusion, In the stories Treasure Of Lemon Brown by Walter Dean Myers and Two Kinds by Amy Tan, both authors used descriptive language to express how things were and what the characters thought, therefore making their story more fun and more enjoyable to
Hempel begin her story with an introduction that is guaranteed to get the reader attention. She talk about how she almost dies. To keep the reader must be engage by the text or else they may not keep reading. I think by stating by this hook, she also is stating the main conflict
From the beginning of Jane Austen’s Emma, readers have a clear understanding of Emma Woodhouse. She is very well off and enjoys meddling in other people 's love life, although she has no intentions of marrying herself. However, one key sequence of scenes towards the end of the novel changes the reader’s view of Emma. The sequences of scenes relating to Harriet Smith’s disclosure of her love for Mr. Knightley to Emma’s recognition of her love for Mr. Knightley takes what readers know about the plot, characters, and key themes and advances their knowledge. The sequence of scenes involving Harriet and Emma advances our understanding of Emma’s previous blindness and growing feelings toward Mr. Knightley.
Many critics agree on one fact about Canadian author Alice Munro: one of her most notable qualities in regards to her work is the distinct use of realism in her writing. Her writing provides a strong sense of familiarity to the reader, while also containing stronger metaphorical meanings that one can note when they begin to closely look at her work. Her short story “Boys and Girls” portrays the socialization of a young girl, once very close to her father and unaware of any sort of gender bias within her society, into a young woman with a pessimistic view of femininity and her expected position in society. This story shows the socialization process in a way that makes it easy to recognize, illustrating circumstances that the reader can notice the blatant sexism and misogyny; however, its portrayal is extremely realistic, allowing the reader to recall how oblivious they may have been in the past during times that they have been impacted by social biases in our world. Critics of Munro typically agree on her overall theme of femininity and coming of age in her writings; “Boys and Girls” emphasizes the ways in which young girls are socialized into a seemingly natural understanding of the sexist expectations and gender roles.
There were also secondary characters such as Linde and Krogstad that further shaped up the plot of the story, especially Krogstad who was responsible for blackmailing Nora which set a very suspenseful and problematic tone. The title “dolls house” foreshadows my idea of the play as the word “doll” meant being objectified which relates to the main idea of the play. The book did a great job in foreshadowing and hinting future events as seen in the title. In one line, Torvald calls
The book I chose to read was “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. “The Glass Castle” was memorable because it gave me an idea about the diversity of each person. The story was told through the perspective of a young girl who does not understand right from wrong because she believes what her father tells her. I think this book is popular because it expressed ideas that are typically thought of as wrong or ideas that many turn away from. The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character.
In the assigned readings I have learned many things about descriptive narration. The first is that you can be too descriptive in which case the reader gets lost and does not comprehend the story. In I Prayed My Mom Would Leave I had to read the story 3 times before I was able to get the point of the story. Her descriptions were very tantalizing. The only thing I really like about this article is that Chadburn gets the point across very well in describing how her mother acted and the “Chasing Toast” part was very entertaining.
Other techniques that were used include hyperboles such as when the unknown hitchhiker also stated “If I opened my mouth it would spill out like a torrent of acid” (Page 24). The story also used the techniques of imagery where the hitchhiker described what their sister looked like “then the memory of Melanie’s grey face with the bruises around her neck and the dried blood in her hair jumped up to haunt me”. (Page 23) The writer, Sherryl Clark also used hook as she kept the reader guessing.
Marge Piercy, is a famous author who is known for many of her writings. One of her most famous poems is titled "Barbie Doll". " Barbie Doll", is a poem that expresses some of her reasonings of being a feminist and the reason why she chose to stand up for the rights of women all over the world. She was the voice for many women that rather not be placed in a particular category, stating how they should or should not appear. With "Barbie Doll", she tried to break many sterotypical bonds that was keeping women from expressing themselves and showing who they really were.
She exposes her characters; making me develop a love-hate relationship with them. In reality I would hate them but, in written form, I find myself defending them. Ever since, I have been obsessed with the way authors manipulate the mind of their readers. Contemporary authors that I love are Colleen Hoover and Tabitha Suzuma. Their novels are captivating and innovative.