In Persepolis, Marji molds her own home in adulthood by forcing herself to become a rebellious individual. During a time of heavy crisis in her country, Marji decided to steal a cigarette from her uncle. As the reality of her country’s state dawned on her, Marji realized she needed to create a safe home in order to survive. Satrapi wrote, “I sealed my act of rebellion against my mother’s dictatorship by smoking the cigarette I’d stolen” (117). Satrapi’s use of the verb “sealed” represents the fact that she has detached herself from childhood through her own actions.
The life is like this, sometimes we have time to appreciate the beauty that it gave us, but sometimes we have challenges, which make us strong. It happened with Phoenix, she find her inner strength. "You scarecrow," she said. Her face lighted. "I ought to be shut up for good," she said with laughter.
Her uses of metaphor, diction, tone, onomatopoeia, and alliteration shows how passionate and personal her and her mother’s connection is with this tree and how it holds them together. There is a difficult decision ahead the mother and daughter both analyze the advantages and disadvantages to cutting down this tree. They have a dispute (line1) and “talk slowly, trying in a difficult time to be wise” (line 10). Using
Two, a full belly, and three, a good night's rest.” From this quote the reader can take that Matilda is gathering knowledge from her family to better herself in the future. On page 85, Anderson states from Matilda's viewpoint, “Old soldiers trick. Find a willow tree and you’ll discover water nearby.” This quote shows that Matilda can not only take in knowledge but use the helpful tricks she learned from family to help in tough situations.
Her parents both being scientist just added to her sudden love and natural phenomena. Nature made her realize her love for the world and it fueled her imagination. Without nature Atwood would have never had the imagination she did as a child and she would’ve never wanted to become a writer. At age six Atwood was writing morality plays, poems, comic books, and had even started a novel (Encyclopedia of world
Millay begins by describing herself as “season-wise”, implying she is aware that love is just a cycle, using the seasons to represent time. Spring and summer representing the beginning showing signs of life and growth, while autumn and winter show the end of the cycle. Millay has learned love is not a lasting feeling and will end similar to how winter will always come. Millay also describes herself as “country-bred”. She is portraying herself as a country girl, someone who is jaded and realistic.
The first chapter from How to Read Literature Like a Professor explained “there’s no such thing as a wholly original work of literature” (24). Foster referenced many books that pull stories from the bible, a very widely read book at is filled with many studies that stand the test of time. Another place we pull themes from from old folk tales that give insights of life lessons. This week the story “Jack and the Mad Dog” very obviously warns too much of a good thing almost always turns bad. From week one we read the Cherokee myth “The Uktena And The Ulûñsû'tï”.
Sylvia clung to this hope like her favorite teddy bear, giving “The Rich People’s School” her best effort. Coming upon the school, taking in the luscious green grass, Sylvia felt as if “she had been taken to another country” (Kubutsile 48). Beholding the sprinklers, rainbow rows of flowers, and winding jungle gyms, she realized she was not at her broken desk, dusty yarded, old government school any longer. As smitten by the surroundings as Sylvia was, her Gran was not. Sylvia thought her Gran was afraid of the children swinging to high, or the water that was being shot out of the ground.
“The pine trees towered over me, like a human to an ant. ” I had to include this because even after all the years I can still remember how small I felt, yet I was in awe of the tree’s size. I then once again slightly exaggerated by saying, “I cut through brush with a machete avoiding any carnivorous plant.” I included the carnivorous plant part because while I was thinking about the trip, I remembered how much of an adventure it felt like.
She describes prosocial emotions practically by using great methods, happy embarrassment and vicarious pride. To explain each emotion, she organizes structure well to provide the map of her thoughts to readers. Also, this clear structure helps McGonigal’s text flow smoothly so that readers could follow her points easily. When readers look for certain concepts from her passage, they could easily find them because of her organized structure. Not only clear structure, she brings many different experts’ quotations to prove her arguments as logical information.
She was sent away to this school to go into hiding just like Dora and was later sent back after she had gotten sick. In these times people had to go as far as sending their kids off to protect them. Meanwhile, on this journey of retracing her steps, he realizes that he is also going on the journey of his past as well. During this long investigation he keeps having flash backs of things he has done in the past as a kid realizing that he lived a similar path to Dora. For example, when he first sees the old newspaper ad, he explains how he is very familiar with the area of Ornano, Paris.
With Logan, Janie is trying to find the sweet harmony within her marriage to be at ease with nature. She doesn 't care how much land Logan owns, all she wants from Logan is to find a connection between them. Janie tries to achieve her goal through the horizon where maybe some miracle might happen where strangers end up in love. The death of Nanny alerted Janie 's conscience where Janie saw pass the beauty and pleasure in the world and found gray dust around her world. In her marriage with Logan she knows some people were never meant to be in loved and marriage did not fortified love.
Poetry is a form of art that individuals use to express how they are feeling, or to express events that are surrounding their life, and that is exactly what Natasha Trethewey does every time she writes a poem. Natasha Trethewey is known for intertwining both the past and the future of the African American experience and turning it into a history lesson for the world to read and experience. Natasha Trethewey is a mixed race woman with an African American mother and a Caucasian father. She was born in 1966 in Gulfport, Mississippi (Mililichap, 1).
Sunday Greens - Rita Dove In Mr. Maples’ class, we had to do a project on a poem. Me and my group had to describe what was the universal truth about human beings (otherwise known as a theme). The poem that I, Shania, Jaylen, and Gurlyn worked on being “Sunday Greens” by Rita Dove. The poem basically states that there is a woman thinking about living in calm Sunday, feeling luxurious. But in reality, the woman is poor.