After reading “Mermaid Fever,” the statement that I think this essay makes about societal attitudes is that people will react and behave very strangely to anything that is out of the ordinary. The narrator bases his essay on a public beach, located in a small town in Connecticut, and out of the blue, this teenage girl’s body was washed up under the tide line one summer night. After extensive scientific tests and examinations on the body, the news finally broke out that the girl was a mermaid. The girl was soon transferred to a local museum in town where she would be put on a glass display that will be open to the public. This news brought the whole city together, and people waited in line for hours just to observe this fond discovery.
first day at work and Alexa takes a break and goes to the beach. She approach a young men on a boat waving to her saying “Hola” after they met they began to get to know each other a little bit more. It turns out that the both of them are into dolphins. The young men we met on the beach name is Jose he works two jobs to pay for school .Another thing is Alexa dad work at Jose dream College when Alexa be with Jose sometime she get a little shy because she’s not use to being around boys i’m assuming .
In the poem History Lesson by Natasha Trethewey, Trethewey uses nostalgic tone, sentimental mood and contrasting imagery to remind people of the tainted past of American history and encourage people to hope for a better future. The poem addresses the struggles and hardships that the African-Americans had experienced during the period of racial segregation and how this phenomenon slowly disappeared and changed over time. In the first two stanzas, the speaker of the poem is reminiscing about her past through a photograph of herself. In the photo, she was a small girl in a bright flowered bikini who is “[curling] around wet sand” with her toes dug in the sand, perhaps she was painting or doodling “on the wide strip of Mississippi beach.”
The second example of theme in this story is Romance. I chose this theme for romance because this whole story is about the narrator trying to get a seventeen year old girl for his whole summer, “There was a summer in my life when the only creature that seemed lovelier to me than a largemouth bass was Sheila Mant”. This quote shows how much he likes this Sheila and how much he wants to take her on a date before the summer ends. I chose romance as a theme because the narrator in the story has strong feelings for Sheila and he sacrificed the biggest fish of his life just to make Sheila like
She was afraid that the way she spoke about this city would not be the same anymore, but she said,"we will find out." However, when she was in the car to get to the hotel boutique, she said, “this is my place, it is here where I left behind many childhood memories, it still remains in paradise”. On the other hand, I felt I was in Europe because of the architecture. I was fascinated with the way the city looked because there were pink, blue, and yellow colored houses. One thing I found surprising about
In the poem, he speaks about racism in the law, as well as how you are treated in society depends on your skin color. The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem.
Some comes in anger moments. Some comes in tragic moments. Almost every poem hides the richness value of author’s thoughts. One read poems to understand the world of which people dreams of. One read poems to explore the mysterious secrets.
Ambrose Bierce displays writing skills in the short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” that create an unforgettable tale. By using key literary devices, he takes the reader through an emotional journey. Imagery, prominently displayed throughout the story causes the reader to immerse themselves in their imagination, causing the largest effect on the audience. Within this imagery, Bierce includes symbolism to further enhance the text. Through it, he not only uses imagery to create a world, but he also creates an attachment to the characters.
Trethewey immediately uses imagery to set the scene inviting your senses to help illustrate the image she has already relayed. This helped depict a more in-depth image of her poem “elegy”. After reading this poem several times, to build understanding, and break down literary elements; I came to the conclusion that Trethewey emphasizes the struggle to find balance. The balance between metaphor and symbolism, increasing throughout the entire poem showing battle between connotation and detonation. The struggle in which she used to connotation to portray the bigger picture, but also balanced out by denotation to show the subliminal messages of the relationship shared between the narrator’s father and herself.
These first two lines bring me back to the moment in the novel where a couple has decided to mend their relationship in Nigeria, where they decided to take a walk on a beach, and on that beach trouble has arisen. They had no idea what was to happen, but decisions were to be made and in that moment one person decided that they needed to take a step forward. Sarah is the person who has made this brave decision whilst walking along the loose granular floor of the beach. She can slip at any minute as sand is not known to be a steady surface, yet Sarah knows that she must leave behind what is holding her
All she remembers is waking up half naked on the beach and alone. Most of the book is her trying to reconnect with the liars, and her trying to regain her memories of what actually happened during summer
Style Analysis Words of poetry come from deeper meaning, they come from experience. Personal stories have greater connections with readers because they themselves have also sought through their own experiences. In the short story “There will come soft rains” by Ray Bradbury, he uses elements of imagery,details, and syntax to illustrate to his readers the image he pictures in his head. Throughout the passage, Bradbury’s style of diction is charming and abrupt.
Alexie’s major themes in his stories are big and tough to talk about but he uses wit to speak to all people. The problems that Alexie talks about can span from racial inequality to lack of options and opportunities in the Native American community. There are many reasons as to why an author would choose to use comedic aspects in his or hers writing. One major reason is it keeps the mood light, and even as the story/poem gets heavy, there is a lightness to it. Another reason is humor can often heal old wounds.
In The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner, upset Francesca try’s to figure life out. To Start, Francesca who lives in North Carolina just started summer. The day after school ended she sees her dad in Mrs. Merrill’s house. Francesca went into a deadlock, and thought ok maybe he is asking her a question. Meanwhile, the days went on and her mom still does not speak to her from that day with Simon’s death.
The next day at Corpus we went dolphin riding. My father knew i saw scard of dolphins so he decide to get me over my fears. Once we got to the resort there was about 15 arqarium with dlphins. There was a lady there giving us insterctions what might happen and what to do right.