Is it reflected in many of their readings? While examining A Small Place, written by Jamaica Kincaid, the chosen writing techniques mixed with Kincaid’s raw emotions creates a wide range of reactions in her readers. This leads to inform them about Kincaid’s topic. The author uses her writing style to colorfully bring organization to her writing and still maximizes emotions in her readers, to Kincaid’s advantage. Kincaid’s writing style is
Throughout, "The Semplica Girl Diaries", the author George Saunders shows that different forms of racism are consequences of a traditionalist way of thinking. Towards the end of the story, a dialogue between Jerry and the narrator highlights Saunders ' message by juxtaposing a more overt racist, Jerry,
There is a wise adage that says you cannot judge someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. However, this is not just true for judging ways of life, but rather can also be extended to understanding and appreciating poetry. Through this assignment, I have discovered that one of the best ways to fully grasp a poem is by trying to write an original one that mimics the style of the one being studied However, it is essential to not just substitute words, but rather to create a unique poem by mirroring the style the poet uses while incorporating one’s own story, in this case relating to ethnical identity, and other poetic devices into it. In my poem “Running from Expectations" I strived to emulate the style and structure of Rita Dove’s
However, the repute of the girl is also important, as the adult is seen as saving her from getting the wrong attention from society. For example, the adult also says: This is how to hem a dress when you see the hem coming down and so to prevent yourself from
In her writings, Clara expresses her fear that motherhood may be an obstacle that threatens her writing career. So motherhood can be the cause of her identity split into two. The first identity is that of a mother, while the second is the ambitious creative writer who aims to fulfill her desire to be well-known writer. Through her autobiography, People Who Led to My Plays, Kennedy illustrates this idea affirming that once a woman becomes a mother, people refuse to see her as anything else. They refuse to see her as a woman or as a writer.
Girl--by Jamaica Kincaid--is a piece about the duties of women, and about everything that is expected of women during their lives. The story is written in a way that it seems as though a mother or older woman is instructing a younger girl. The condescending tone of the older woman in the short story can be seen throughout the piece as phrases such as “be sure that” and “you mustn’t” (Kincaid 320) are used frequently. Mustn’t is a word with a harsh, negative connotation to it, that implies an unfavorable consequence if the order is not obeyed. This negative connotation demonstrates the low social rank of the younger character because it identifies that she can be commanded and controlled by someone with a higher social position.
Which the mother would not approve of it, so what the mother means is that she would like her daughter to sing or speak in a very formal way. Which is why the mother hints to not sing benna in Sunday school rather than home. This suggests the mother might not mind if she sang the benna at home because no one is going to see her sing it. It would be by far worse if the daughter sang the song out in public than private. Nonetheless, the simple act of singing benna is as bad as eating fried chicken with your fingers which is very unladylike which the daughter must fully avoid doing if she wants to survive in her environment with an honorable
In Patricia Smith's’ What It’s Like to be a Black Girl (for Those of You Who Aren’t), she eliminates the use of stanzas in her poem, which makes it appear as a miniature short story to the reader. Without the stanzas, the reader is encouraged to read the poem straight through, only breaking where there is punctuation. Her powerful words keep the reader attentive and truly capture the essence of her life. She begins her poem with the line “First of all”, the F in first being the only capitalized letter in the poem. She does not use other transition words like then, next or second, which one would expect, however, with each line, she takes the reader as she transitions from childhood to womanhood for a young black girl.
Jamaica Kincaid writes “girl” A story or poem that is something like a lecture from a mother figure to a daughter figure. There is an enormous amount of ways to present the tone. The tone of “Girl” is loving, caring, but strict. Jamaica uses literary devices to achieve the tone. She uses characters, setting, plot, point of view and style to establish a tone.
In this poem the speaker personifies death as a gentleman caller saying “Because I could not stop for Death- / He kindly stopped for me-.” Dickinson portrays death as kind and gentle as opposed to something morbid and evil, and that it should be feared. In the third stanza anaphora is used in the repetition of the words “We passed” at the beginning of the 9th, 11th, and 12th lines. This technique is used to show that the “speaker in the poem is passing through everything that she has already lived through, thus giving the reader a sense of life going by.” In this stanza the speaker is essentially seeing her life again and watching it as it goes by the carriage from childhood until the “Setting Sun”, which symbolizes the end of her life. Then in the fourth stanza the speaker says “Or rather-He passed us- / The Dews drew quivering and chill-.” This is an image of the chill of death, and how when a human’s blood stops pumping and the sun has set on one’s life, then the body becomes cold. In the fifth stanza the carriage the speaker is riding in is “paused before a House that seemed / A Swelling in the Ground-.” The house is actually a symbol for the speaker’s grave, but the use of this symbol allows the poet “to lighten the tone of the graveyard scene.” The use of the carriage pulling up to a house rather than a graveyard keeps the poem from taking a more ominous approach, and maintains the mood that was set at the beginning of the poem.