In his memoir, Stephen King includes a brief autobiography of his life as well as information on how to be a good writer. Throughout the text, King builds a sense of trust with his reader, drawing their interest to the writing. This sense of trust is created through the author’s use of rhetoric. In his memoir, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King uses ethical and emotional appeals to gain trust from the reader, in order to convince him or her to use King’s writing tips. King first creates a sense of emotional appeal by describing his childhood and major events in his life.
Many were unsupportive of war, especially the Civil War, and when it erupted writers attacked the ideology and logic of the violence. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, follows the imagination of a Confederate citizen who is executed for attempting to burn a bridge. The story captures his final thoughts and outlines his plan for escape, though it is never enacted. Bierce advises his readers to stay out of dangerous situations which do not affect their personal lives, in particular, events that only serve to boost their ego. In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Bierce uses figurative language to highlight his disapproval of military and war, meanwhile critiquing the main character’s decision to be involved with violence.
You Can Not Escape The Past In Irving Layton’s poem “Rhine Boat Trip” Layton describes what he sees while coasting down the Rhine River. Layton uses figurative language to reflect on the tragedies on of the Holocaust; pointing out that despite the beauty of the scene, he can only remember the horrors that happened there. Firstly, Layton gives the reader a glimpse of the scene he is traveling through.
Going back to the anecdotes he used, they serve a very strong purpose in appealing to the audience. Every anecdote he list all depict something unfair happening to him or another person, for example he goes into a jewelry shop and the proprietor brought a dog to intimidate him which creates a sense of outrage and motivation in the audience. In a sense, because he appealed to their anger, he can convince them that his theme is valid and call them to action more effectively. His appeal to emotion occurs through his anecdotes too; furthermore, he said that he had to bury his relatives and friends creating sympathy and pity. This small part was off the topic of his central theme, but it nonetheless lightens the audience to take him easier, indirectly strengthening his message.
Countess bunker Bell English 3B 11/7/16 Socratic seminar Part 1 Level 1- what was Pete trying to accomplish by making Louie run? Leve 2- when Louie has been at sea for approximately 3 weeks, what causes him to hide from the Japanize plains shooting at him? Level
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power.” -Patrick Rothfuss. Everyone in uses figurative language in someway, you could be writing a paper, yelling at your sister, or maybe just talking to yourself. But you use it in someway, shape, or form. In the stories, The House of The Scorpion and “Two Kinds” by Nancy Farmer and Amy Tan the authors used figurative language to develop the setting and mood.
The three topics give a complete idea of the book by giving a realistic portrayal of the fight between rich and poor, showing the power of strong loyal friends and their friendships, and the ways one can be a hero, no matter the cost. This novel is well written and revolutionary in the concept of realistic fiction that it used. The strengths of the novel are the realistic portrayal of the problems kids faced at the time, the realistic language, and narrated without adult bias. The weaknesses of novel was the mildly confusing ending, the unnecessary killing of Dallas to add drama, and the slight cliffhanger with what happened to the characters in the
As in this story he really brought the idea of “the devil” to all eyes. He has a very impressive style of writing, that not most writers have. He likes to express the emotions of the story line through the characters and even the settings. He really makes it feel like you are right alongside these characters feeling everything they feel. In this story, I feel like the main emotion that stuck out to me was greediness, and selfishness.
Not all works carry those story-like qualities, but are structured as more of literary analyses presented by fluid writing. Through all of the words and subjects he writes
In the essays, “Reading to Write” by Stephen King, “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, “Learning to Read” Malcolm X, and “Learning to Write” by Frederick Douglas have three things in common. In each essay Reading has contributed towards the authors life leading to benefit from learning to read, allowing them to leave a legacy behind. In each essay the authors has thought their self how unlike Frederick Douglass. For Stephen King, reading has done a lot for him. King stated, “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones” (221).
In the novel, Findley negates the idea of the nuclear family and showing real life family dynamics. Through out the novel, the struggles the characters endure help teens relate to struggles they may encounter. Overall, Findley is an outstanding author who was loved by many. The novel is a great read which should be read in the ENG 3U course and is relatable to teens. Literature is a great way to captivate the mind and seek comfort in.