In the essay “The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History,” (1999), Jennifer Price details the natural history of American culture and its pretentious ideals, while criticizing Americans for their frivolity during the 1900’s. Price illuminates her ideas by utilizing colorful diction, irony, alliteration, and a pink flamingo as a symbol of American destructiveness and superficiality. Utilizing pop culture references, Price’s purpose is to highlight American culture for being obsessed with trends and commercializing them instead of appreciating the genuine beauty within them. Price’s ostensible audience are American people to whom she addresses in a satirical tone while poking fun of for being ignorant and materialistic. Price commences her essay with a critical tone and colorful diction to ridicule the flamboyance when pink flamingos “splashed” into the fifties market.
The author’s main idea was describing how Greece felt and Helen’s reaction. The author did free verse,she did have poetic devices like hyperbole and metaphor. In this case, “The lustre as of olives where she stands and the white hands.”This statement is a metaphor, she compares Helen’s appearance to olives how shiny but dark or green, like her radiance. The inference I made was Helen will never be forgiven and will be miserable for the action she has taken. Due to the way H.D.
Correct punctuation is the focus of the book Eats, Shoots, Leaves by Lynne Truss, a self-labeled "zero tolerance approach to punctuation" (Truss). Grammarian, Lynne Truss, attempts to interest the everyday reader in punctuation by using comical situations and correcting popular signs and slogans. Her "inner stickler", however, makes the book come across as pretentious and aggravating to the non-sticklers of the world. Truss uses inappropriate examples such as sticklers getting "very worked up after 9/11 not because of Osama bin-Laden but because people on the radio kept saying 'enormity' when they meant 'magnitude'," since sticklers "really hate that" (Truss 5). The breakdown of the most popular forms of punctuation are useful, but made barely readable due to the author's sense of humor and pretentiousness regarding the subject.
Annette Kolodny in her essay, “Unearthing Herstory”, explains the concept of engendering landscape and its effects on American society. Kolodny believes the “vocabulary for the experience of the land-as-woman” (611) was a result of the settlers’ fantasies of America nature. She argues that because of the beauty and fertileness of the land led to “an abstraction of the essential femininity of the terrain” (607). Moreover, the inaccuracy of explorers also contributed to this fantasies, for their documents painted a picture of America as a paradise, thus presenting them the false picture (607-608). Therefore, the settlers labeled the New World as a Mother, who brings life source and happiness, or a woman.
Dwight Okita 's poem showed us about American identity has more to do with how you experience culture than where your family came from. Details of the texts such as the speaker describing herself as a typical teen girl, seeing that she dislikes chopsticks, something that we associate with Japanese culture, and telling us that she was the typical American meal of hot dogs. In Cisneros 's story, she tells us about the narrator 's American identity contrasts with her awful grandmother’s strong Mexican roots. But the Americans George the narrator based on her looks. Without this liked grandma of first praise for her American children and grandchildren in a barbaric country, which seems to contrast Michele, Keeks, and Juniors love of American culture, cause we can see, based on their heroes and villains game, which takes its references from popular American culture.
#1 In the short story “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara, the conflict between Sylvia and Miss Moore is that while Miss Moore wants Sylvia to strive for something better, Sylvia believes that she is wasting Sylvia’s time. In the text, it stated “And the starch in my pinafore scratching the shit outta me and I'm really hating this nappy-head bitch and her goddamn college degree. I'd much rather go to the pool or to the show where it's cool.” When Sylvia would much rather be doing something that keeps her cool during a hot summer afternoon, Miss Moore takes her and her friends to a toy store. Miss Moore was taking the children out to teach them about their socioeconomic class, but Sylvia felt as if Miss Moore was mocking her. Sylvia did not like that Miss Moore had a college degree because Sylvia’s parents would make her go with Miss Moore because of it.
The Mockingbird 's Songs “Mockingbirds don 't do one thing except make music for us to enjoy.” These famous words come from the equally famous work of literature, How to Kill a Mockingbird. The book is about a young girl, Scout, and her family who live in the racist southern town of Maycomb during the Great Depression. Scout grows up oblivious to much of the injustice around her and fascinated by the reclusive societal outcast Boo Radley. The book uses the mockingbird as a powerful symbol of innocence and is portrayed through several people and concepts. Perhaps the most compelling evidence of the mockingbird 's symbol of innocence is the character of Tom Robinson.
This is an example of racism in this short story; because she judged them for their looks, not for what they know. The children combined “Americans” with “Mexicans” and came up with “Mericans.” The literary devices in the poem “White Best Friend” points towards racism. For example “She was sitting on the other side of the room”(line 8) is a type of metaphor suggesting that the Japanese and Americans live on the opposite sides of the ocean. This shows how the American friend started ignoring the narrator and keeping her distance. The author is showing the racism beginning.
Fitzgerald was very clever in the sense that he created the sad ending which tends to stamp on reader’s mind more tenaciously than happy ones. First, the novel expresses a cautious belief in the American Dream. As mentioned above, Gatsby believes lavish life will help him win the love, but ultimately, Daisy has fled with Tom. At the end of the novel, Gatsby dead, along with George and Myrtle, and only the rich alive, the novel has progressed to a charged, emotional critique of the American Dream. Fitzgerald shows hopelessness with the dead of Gatsby and Wilson at the end of the novel to show that the purity of the American Dream is death.
Dismantling the Notions from “Eat Pray Love” The opinion piece by Liz Jones titled “Eat and Pray all you like but it won’t make you lovelier” is a critical piece about the ideas from the movie “Eat Pray Love”, which was based of Elizabeth Gilbert 's novel of the same name. In the article Jones 's purpose is to persuade the audience, which are middle aged American women, how middle-age women who go on self help tourism trips, such as the type seen in Eat pray Love, are absurdly minded, thus conveying that such kinds of trips are unreasonable. In order to accomplish this, Jones utilizes a harsh tone when describing expectations of self-help travel versus reality, making “Eat Pray Love” appear to be purposely deceptive, using quotations on Gilbert 's own words and by conducting an Ad Hominem attack on Elizabeth Gilbert herself to encourage readers to critically question the notion of self-help tourism. One way in which middle aged American women are convinced that self-help tourism does not guarantee self-fulfilment, thus these trips are unreasonable is by utilizing a harsh tone when describing Jones’s anecdotes of her own travel experiences. In the article, when describing Jones 's own travel experiences, she writes in a critical fashion, such as by saying “I was stressed” and by mentioning that her hotel was “full of drunk Australians” and how the “beaches were dirty”.