X’s figurative and denotative language constructs an emotional opening of his essay, depicting a diligent man outgrowing his illiteracy. Malcolm X uses several figurative dictions to characterize an enthusiastic tone from a knowledge pursuer. During his time in prison, X recalls his intellectual inmates are “walking encyclopedias” and are even “celebrities” (para. 15). Though ironic, the metaphor comparing inmates and celebrities not only conveys X’s distinct perspective towards knowledge but also illustrates his admiration for education. This enthusiasm reflects his perseverance of learning as well.
Every day we are challenged and faced with many struggles that we have to overcome in order to go about our every-day lives. In Sonia Sotomayor’s book she shows us how most of her childhood she was faced with new struggles every day, and how overcoming them helped her to be the person she is today. Being brought up in a poor society, Sonia had to make sure she kept on track, and had to make sure that she didn’t get caught up in the outside drama. Poverty has a huge impact on the way a person acts and builds a person’s character. How you face poverty and how you overcome it will let you do what you have to do to become a better and more successful person.
Ben’s Mother never gives up on Ben’s education because she knows and learned from her own mistakes. She doesn 't want Ben to follow her footsteps, so Ben’s Mother makes it her life goal to make Ben treasure his education. She makes him treasure the education because she only has a third grade education and it came and bit her in the butt. Ben’s mother makes Ben education better by making him read 2 books each week and write a book report about it, But the thing is Ben’s mother doesn 't even know how to read. The result from Ben and his mother hard work payed off, when Ben got into a great college and later on became a famous world wide surgeon.
In conclusion, people discover a new world when we know to read and write as Malcolm X and Sherman Alexie. Their desire to read and write made them capable to achieve their goal by finding ways to learn without help . It was not easy, but when you are a hard worker everything became easy. Moreover, this let to Malcolm X to become an important leader for black people and Sherman Alexie to become a writer. The importance to have the knowledge to read and write made you become another person because made things easier in your daily life.
The prevailing form of rhetoric used in “The Diploma Divide” was pathos. The life of Angelica Gonzales, an underprivileged scholar from Galveston, Texas, was the focal point of interest in Kassie’s disheartening documentary. Angelica recounts her fervid conviction for an education. In fact,
Learning to Read” the story was about Malcolm X Africa American, a man who’s learning to read and write, and he educated himself in his twenty years imprisoned because he commits felony crime of burglary. Eight grade was the higher education he got as a child. The experience of at prison he was jealous of Bimbi of his stock of knowledge. he tries to copy Bimbi but the problem he could not read all the world, he and didn’t understand all the world that he read.
The story” Learning to Read”, by Malcolm X, depicts how the motivation could push people further to achieve their academic goal no matter where you from or who you are. The author himself never made it past the eighth grade because he dropped out from the school. Of course with unemployment he got himself involved in criminal activity and later, be putted into prison. the life in prison makes him revalue his past and trying to stand up for himself in order to beat this circumstance. He taught himself how to read and become literate even all he could rely on is a dictionary, and the limit recourse obtained from the prison school.
In “Learning to Read”, Malcolm X uses rhetorical analysis to argue how African Americans continued to struggle in gaining education due to racism. He informs people that through our history books, there have been modifications that restrain the truth about the struggles black people faced. Malcolm X encouraged his audience to strive to get the rights that they deserved. He demonstrates that knowledge is very important because the truth empowers us. In his interview he persuades his audience with diction, tone, pathos, ethos, and appeal to emotion to make his point.
Mann saw children forced into working in the factories so they can earn enough money to help their family. Mann states “universal education can counter work this tendency” Horace Mann’s idea of this free education for all will create opportunities for anyone of any socioeconomic class to rise up leading to a population of literate people which will “increase the intellectual consistency”. This will bring young children out of the harsh working conditions of factories and placing them in schools which will lead them to a more intellectual future. We can see the wonders of education in more recent narratives by David L. Kirp and Antonio Alvarez. In David L. Kirp’s article “The Secret to Fixing Bad Schools”, the reader finds out that Union City is a “poor community” with an “unemployment rate 60 percent higher than the national average” Union City is a great example of how a poverty-stricken community can still achieve high education success rates.
Seika McKee Dickens ENGL 1113 1 OCT. 2015 The Hidden Education in the Poor Perhaps one of the most valuable opportunities in life is education. In a conversation between Adam Howard, associate professor of education at Antioch College, and Arthur Levine, president of Teachers College at Columbia University, in “Where Are The Poor Students,” some subjects at hand are the availability or unavailability of opportunities, the missed value of education, and the irrelevant comparison of test scores directed towards the poor students.
By doing so, he captures his freedom from the detrimental and contagious dictatorship. As Equality begins the stage of curiosity and the idea of learning at a young age, he is forced to conform to societal rules and regulations, not being more intelligent than his brothers, as they are equal. The first struggle that is against him is the power of education and learning. He
The first time one is able to comprehend the meaning of a word is a momentous childhood moment that is forever engraved in one’s memory. Books and reading are significantly impactful to people’s lives; Mark Twain said that, “books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” This statement is apropo for Sherman Alexie, who was a Native American living on a reservation during the time he learned to read. Sherman Alexie convinces his audience that an education is crucial to being successful by using personal anecdotes to captivate and create a connection with his audience and repetition to reiterate the importance of having an education. Alexie's use of personal anecdotes fortifies the impact he has on his audience.
This passage demonstrates the trouble that the author Wes Moore’s family and their friends go through to help send him to military school. Once Wes makes his first attempt at escaping from Valley Forge Military Academy he contacts his mother in an attempt to come home, she then divulged all the sacrifices she’d been making to send him there and steer his life in a better direction. From this, the author hopes to show that people who are supported throughout their lives have a greater chance of success in the future if they strive to reach goals that they set for themselves. The first two paragraphs of this passage show how determined Wes’ mother was to help him change his life.
In Blood Diamond, Dia has to walk over 5 kilometer everyday to learn, and accomplish his dream to become a doctor. Dia is lucky to have a father that motivates him to go to school, but some children in Africa aren’t so lucky. There are some kids who are deprived of education from as early as primary school. As a result, they don’t learn basic skills like reading and writing, which leads to a life of crime or poverty. This cycle is proven in not only developing countries, but in the U.S as well.