Monkey Bridge, by Lan Cao, is a book that goes into the trouble of a young vietnamese women, Mai, trying move past her childhood, to fit into the fast pace culture of America. But she is haunted with the horrors of growing up in saigon during the Vietnam War, and trying desperately to cut herself off from anything from her past life. This would have been easy considering almost none of her old life is like the one in america, but her mother, thanh, is stuck in her old ways and tradition. Because this mother daughter dynamic started to become deformed, and soon mai no longer can spread her feeling toward her own mother and her war stricken country. Lan cao use lots of literary devices in her writing to add more depth and meaning to the reading.she uses a metaphor that not
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
In the novel Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech, Jack grows tremendously throughout the course of his school year. He grows tremendously through the extended teaching of Miss Stretchberry, and this teaching allows him to learn more and become a better poet. One way she helps him became a better poet is by teaching him about the use of alliteration in poems (14). This helps Jack expand his knowledge of all of the different literary devises you can use in a poem, which also gets him thinking more and about what all and how he could use this literary devise in his poems. The second way she helps him grow as a poet is by teaching him about onomatopoeias (19).
“Nineteen”, by Elizabeth Alexander uses language and tone to form a multi-sensory poem about remembering her youth and desire to connect to her past Vietnam vet lover. These aspects of language and tone are embedded in the outer form of the poem, as the author forms an imaginative recreation of her young adult life, which directly impacts the reader to allow for an enjoyable simple read. The elements of language and tone formation ensure the translation of Alexander’s emotions or feelings of her youth for the audience to relate and understand. In the first place, the language within “Nineteen” is casual and not really poetic. This free-flowing language usage is seen through the three stanzas, as modern and allow ease in terms of reading for
This scientific question is, does the different kind of gum increase or decrease your concentration? This question was chose because many people in the world always are looking for some tips on what helps them concentrate, and chewing gum is a very easy way to help improve concentration. The Independent Variable is the type of gum, the Control Group is Bubble Gum, the Experimental Group is the Spearmint, the Dependent Variable is test scores, the Constant Variables are same timed test, same timer, and same brand of gum. The hypothesis for this science fair project is if spearmint gum is chewed then the person's concentration will be increased. This hypothesis was picked because spearmint gum is minty and the scientist thought that maybe mint impacted the brain the most.
Mam’s hasty acceptance of the wreck, rapidly followed with assertion and disapproval of Da’s cowardly behavior, reinforces her fortitude. Despite losing her house, Mam does not wither in despair and cowardliness, like Da. With time, Devon and Audrey leave in order to incur income for the family to live off. Mam continues to comfort the bereaved Harper notwithstanding to the death of Caffy, Harper’s youngest brother. Harper describes how she “would curl into Mam’s lap…and feel nothing but tranquil, like a child, and loved” (213).
In her poem “Nineteen”, Elizabeth Alexander suggests that psychological transformations are continually triggered by our curiosity of differences, our desire of learning from others and our pursuit of maturity. The author shares her reflection on one of her past summer experience in order to give advice to the readers about the coming-of-age through which everyone goes. Through the use of symbolism, tone and contrast, Alexander puts the emphasis on the coming-of-age of the persona, which is
The intersection of race and parenting is portrayed in an ineffective way in Danzy Senna’s Caucasia with damaging results on the life and racial identity of Birdie Lee at the hands of both of her parents however, Deck Lee’s relationship with Birdie is most significant in shaping her identity in a negative way. The story starts when the narrating character Birdie, is eight years old growing up biracial in her Boston home with her two parents and older sister. The two sisters have the same parents, yet dissimilar looks that often have people they meet question their relation to each other. Having a Black father and a White mother who are at odds with their own identities makes it difficult for Birdie to begin to have a healthy identification
A trail of memories is formed when the persona incepts the closet scene with an even further recollection of her father describing the women on the island as being “as fine as wine in the summertime”. After the cherry bomb episode, Eddy had a scar “like a piece of twine”; both of these uncomplicated similes allow the reader to dive into the young girl’s mind and relive her memories with that same level of ease. Just like with any child, the young girl is particularly wordy with her descriptions of these different memories, producing potent imagery. She goes off on a tangent, rattling off directions one would take in her father’s “cave-dark” closet to reach her private box and diary. The persona turns the memory into a game.
Soldier then illustrates to her daughter that it is perfectly normal to let those feelings show but then realizes that her daughter’s reluctance to share is a “deep practice” Soldier had instilled in her daughter (Soldier). The author connects back to the line “opened a new chapter” by expressing her involuntary response of her body shaking (Soldier). The author shows her disdain for Obama referring to the coming of the Europeans to the Americas as a “new