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
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 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.
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). During a time of loss and grief in Harper’s life, Mam wills the strength to be there for Harper.
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.
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
The secured home and Taylor’s love for Turtle is paid off. When Turtle, Lou Ann, and her neighbor Edna, who is somewhat blind , are disturbed by a criminal after he grabs Turtle. Luckily , Edna had a cane and she struck the criminal leaving Turtle on the ground . A social worker witnesses this and finds out that Taylor is not the real mother of Turtle and has no legal rights over her. She would have loss her to the state if the relatives weren’t found.
Strawberry alone has an strong sweet taste, so, therefore, the Strawberry PowerAde drink has natural flavors. To protect the beautiful color of the Strawberry PowerAde energy drink is called calcium disodium EDTA. The more a person sweats
The Other Side of War In The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society authors, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows paint a story of perseverance despite the tragedy from World War II. Set in Guernsey, a small island in the English Channel, the authors weave in historical facts without slowing the pace of the novel. Through character development, interaction, humor, and numerous themes, the authors transform The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society from a slow-paced historical fiction to jocular entertainment. The protagonist, Juliet Ashton, is a young writer looking for her next article after her comedic war column Izzy Bickerstaff Goes to War.
Their Eyes Were Watching God is concluded with Janie achieving peace and serenity. Considering her past experiences, this could very easily be considered growing and flourishing. Because of a white doctor, she was able to
The setting affects the characters because Franky is exposed the Seattle, New Mexico, a tiny town that has some history to their family that caused a problem later in life. She lives with her uncaring brother, Todd, her loving mother, father, and sister, Samantha. I know this because the book says, “You know your mother and I love you no matter