She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468). This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
In her first bullet point (which draws attention to her statements and reveals key ideas) she bluntly states her worries about highschool students not trying their best by writing, “I worry,” at the beginning of each of the three sentences. This repetition solidifies each meaning behind her sentences. The reader knows that this author is sincere in her words if they choose to say it over and over again. Using the same phrase to start each sentence makes you read each sentence fully and not skip over anything because it catches your attention. The next four bullet point starts with “when I,” and then an action that she does to the students that could make them upset.
In the article, “Shitty First Drafts”, from the book “Bird by Bird”, the author, Anne Lamott, clarifies a common misconception that people have about good writers and their writing process. Good writers don’t just write fully formed passages when they first start writing; they develop their ideas by making imperfect first drafts, which she implies,”…I know some very great writers…Not one of them can writes elegant first drafts” (1). Lamott introduces her claim through her thesis statement, “Now, practically even better news than that of short assignments is the idea of shitty first drafts” and “All good writers write them”(1); this is introduced in the first paragraph. The main points that she is trying to make is that, to produce a great writing
She says whats on her mind even if it isn’t that nice.Bunny flat out tells Jack when he’s being weird or stupid. Bunny isn’t the nicest character in the book but she is very honest. Jack doesn’t always appreciate her honesty, Especially when she 's talking about him. They’re many dishonest people in this book like Jack, Miss Volker or Mr. Spizz. Mr. Spizz was the worst one because he lied to the police and
The fear of rejection is what someone makes of it. If someone allows fear to consume them it will, but if they stand up and fight the fear of rejection they will be at peace with it. In the movie Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire there are multiple scenes where Harry wants to ask out the girl he likes, Cho Chang. But because of his fear of rejection instead of just talking to her he continues to make awkward eye contact and does stupid actions around her. Author of the book Rejection Proof Jia Jiang did a 100 days of rejection experiment to overcome most fears.
Sengupta. She expressed her frustrations and eventually says “You are only interested in pleasure, but a proper man would know that life is a serious business. Your brain is full of make believe, so there is no room in it for facts.” (Rushdie, 22) This shows that there are people who believe that fictional stories do not serve an important purpose. However, the land that Rushdie creates exposes the power of storytelling and with each story character Haroun meets, it teaches him value. For example, on page 63 Rushdie says, “To give a thing a name, a label, a handle; to rescue it from anonymity, to pluck it out of the Place of Namelessness, in short to identify it-well, that’s a way of bringing the said thing into being.” Here the water genie tries to tell Haroun that there is a reason as to why magical things are happening to him.
In the novel Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, Lynne Truss imparts on readers the importance of grammar. In a humorous way, she emphasizes that incorrect grammar has the potential to dramatically alter the meaning of a passage. By shooting down common misconceptions about grammar, she advocates for grammar sticklers across the nation. Truss uses rhetorical strategies such as similes, anecdotes and exaggeration to get her point across while entertaining the reader. For starters, Truss uses similes as a key rhetorical strategy.
She categorized it into two categorize the first one is professional English that she use at work with boss and employees, and the second category is family English “broken English” she use it with her mom and family. These divisions were very important and affected tan because she had to be aware which English to use. 4. Tan know that the literary audience will have a higher expectation of her writing .therefore, she doesn’t write in the manner in which her mom would speak” broken English”. She thinks an English scholar or students would be easily being able to understand what Tan convey through her story.
The books that high school students read during class do not serve the correct purpose to the students. Students should read more complicated books. “ Great novels can help us master the all-too-rare skills of tolerating- of being able to hold in mind- ambiguity and contradiction” (Prose). Prose basically says that if the books that high school students read were more complicated, they would consider being more open minded to different concepts and interpret the author’s words more closely. In the article, “Superman and Me,” Sherman J. Alexie Jr., a writer that graduated from Washington State University, wrote, “ I loved those books, but I also knew that love had only one purpose.
People who usually are the Grammar Nazis are those educated people who academically excel in the field of Linguistic and Grammar application. They will always correct your grammatical errors and shaming you in public social media as they show off their impeccable English skills which will lead them to feel superior to you, making you feel bad and implicitly mocking your grammar skills. Another reason would be that sometimes when they browse the internet and social media, and they found a grammatical error, they cannot resist correcting someone’s mistake. Grammar Nazis are very allergic to wrong punctuation marks, and spelling errors, so whenever they see errors, they will rectify them no matter what. Nevertheless, Grammar Nazis can be very arrogant after correcting someone’s faulty mistake in grammar.
Angela’s dad cannot even speak English, but her mom is a self-taught English speaker. Spelling is something which Angela has taught herself, and she has discovered new methods of studying to help her learn new words. The documentary, Spellbound follows kids through their journey to the national spelling bee. Through Angela’s story the documentary exemplifies a theme of hard work and determination. Angela exemplifies that by showing that
Throughout my life, I truly believed that I was amazing at writing due to the grades I received on my essays in the English class. I thought it would be totally impossible not to be enrolled into Honors English my freshman year. However, the impossible became possible, and I was placed into regular English which devastated me. This made me seek revenge towards the school, to show them the mistake that they had committed, so I set up a goal to be accepted into Honor English 2 my sophomore year. To this day, I remember the anxiety flowing through me as I received my sophomore schedule from the school staff.
Having very high expectations for her students was her way of helping them succeed. When the environment around these students caused them to fail, Erin knew they were capable of more. Inviting Miep Gies, the lady who hid Anne Frank, to come from Germany to speak to her class, was their life changing moment. Gruwell had them type up their diaries to try to influence others, which later was published as The Freedom Writers Diary. Once they realized that their time with Mrs. Gruwell was coming to an end, they convinced her to get permission from the board to move up to junior year with them.