I can mostly relate to the story Oranges by Gary Soto. This story is about a boy that goes to the local drug store. He tries to buy some chocolate for a girl but is short 5 cents and he pays with an orange, and the store clerk accepts it. I did this one because this has happened to me when I was trying to buy candy also and the clerk said I was short but I couldn 't buy it so she said it was ok
Stuck like Glue ¨Brothers are the guys you stick with and stick up for.” On this road trip the five brothers learned a very valuably in a hysterical way. In the humorous anecdote,Brothers, Jon Scieszka uses comic slang, comic situations, comic wordplay to create humor and to convey the universal truth of sticking with your brothers.
Silent Racism George Saunders ' "The Semplica Girl Diaries", is written in the style of a diary in which the narrator of the diary is a lower middle-class father is just trying to make ends meet. The father seems to have good intentions by always putting his family 's happiness as his priority; however, the consequences of his actions never seem to be quite as good. One lucky day he happens to stumble upon a winning lottery ticket and as expected, he spends it on objects he believes will make his family happy. Yet in the end it turns out that winning the lottery was more of a curse than a blessing. One of the biggest purchases from his lottery money was four Semplica Girls, who essentially hung out in the lawn like pieces of decoration.
When Pete had first picked Donald up, he had given his younger brother $100, just so he can have it and because he wanted something to drink. Later on this money does come into play as the two stopped over at a Denny’s to get something to eat. This is where they come across a man known as Webster, who was described as, “ a red blazer with some kind of crest on the pocket, little black mustache, glossy black hair combed down on his forehead like a Roman emperor’s.” This description of Webster seems to be that he doesn’t look too bad just sort of normal. They end their argument about him, allowing him to ride with them and Webster told him of a sob story and how he had this treasure out in Peru.
The short story, The Chaser, deals with situational irony as it shown throughout the story that the main character, Alan, is oblivious to the reality of what a love potion will really do. This short story is about a man named Alan who believes that love is all he needs to be happy in life; so he goes to a man known of selling love potions which make one fall in love with someone forever no matter what happens. This love potion is supposed to make his girlfriend, Diana, fall in love with him and be with him forever. It sounds great right now but will leave Alan with some unexpected side effects. The old man warns him that something unexpected will occur from taking the potion but Alan only cares about how this will benefit him instead of taking everything else into consideration.
Evan Oblak Kochanski Honors English 10 3 December 2015 Be Careful What You Wish For Not all stories have a moral, but this one from ancient Greece certainly does. Herous has a gift – everything he touches turns to chocolate. But he soon learns that an excessive love of riches squeezes the truly valuable things out of life.
A joyful dance between a boy and his father that caused the pans to slide "from the kitchen shelf"(6) would at the most create a small sign of disapproval. If the dance was truly bringing happiness to the father and son then the mother's countenance could effortlessly become jovial. In this occasion though the mother showed no sign of enjoyment. In this occasion the mother seemed as if the "waltz" was somewhat of a painful sight.
Yan Wei thought. "Too bad he's too young, or else I would recommend him for hire." Two hours passed quickly, whereupon they closed up and Yan Wei sat the boy on the counter. Panting, the boy looked up at Yan Wei with a broad smile. He was no longer frightened by the demonic mask; he even came to find it was elegant, in a way he couldn't quite find the words to describe.
First of all, one can sense suspense by the title of the two short stories that something is going to happen very soon. “The Lottery” and “A Secret For Two”, the winner of the lottery and the secret shared between the main characters all unknown. Therefore, the authors use this anxiety and excitement as a hook for the readers and keep them continue reading. Moreover, both of the authors used foreshadowing. The author of “A Secret For Two” states that, “Why, a blind man could deliver my milk with Joseph pulling the wagon.
The boys don’t pay attention to the townspeople and their opinions. “Incident” shows the different and more realistic interaction. While explaining his interaction with the other boy, the boy narrating the poem claims that he “smiled, but he [the Baltimorean] poked out / His tongue and called me, ‘Nigger’” (Cullen 7-8). At the beginning of the poem, the boy was “[h]eart-filled, head-filled with glee”, but after the white boy insults, he claims that “[o]f all the things that happened there /
After walking across the expanse of ground between the headquarters building and the living quarters, he found his best friend waiting with two chocolate candy bars at the door of their hut. As an officer, Harry was more laid back than Jackson, but extremely disciplined in his own right even as the product of a college education and officers candidate school as well as extremely well trained as a paratrooper, sniper, explosives expert. Both men met during Special Forces selection years ago and due to their friendship, doubles as Jackson’s sounding board and inner voice on difficult missions. As a rule he was sure Jackson’s refusal to gain weight was a result of him paying penitence for not leading all of the prisoner out during the escape.
Nobody liked a disorderly stall, particularly not one involving food. In the front, Hazel was trying to upsell nussecken cookies that were about to go stale. She watched him work for a bit. Her brother really was a good salesman, cheerful and charismatic.
The pie by Gary Soto tells the story of a six years old boy. This boy lets the temptation get the best of him leading him to steal a pie. He struggles with the guilt throughout the story feeling as if he has disappointed everyone even though know one knew. Soto uses figurative language such as personification, allusion, metaphors, and similes to entertain the reader. His main intention is entertain but I can argue that he wrote the story to inform as well.
Gary Soto's "Oranges" and Paul Laurence Dunbar's " A Negro Love Song" both revolve around the theme that love brings feelings of joy produces feelings of love. Soto approaches the theme through ways that show love requires sacrifice, whereas Dunbar wrote his poem with the theme of love brings feelings of joy. In "Oranges", a man recalls the time when he was a 12-year-old boy and the day that he takes his girlfriend on a date to the drug store. The girl picks up a candy bar that the boy cannot afford, but he pays the remaining amount with one of his oranges from his pocket. In "A Negro Love Song", an African American man tells another individual about the events that took place on his girlfriend's doorstep the previous night as he was dropping
Everyone has a birthday, that’s the way it is. Some might not know when theirs is, but they have one. Every year on the same day, you turn a new age, but don’t you still feel like you’re still that previous age? That is how Rachel feels in the short story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros uses figurative language, repetition and imagery to characterize Rachel as a young child who wishes to grow up and be stronger.