Jessica Christy Klayton Kendall English 121 7 September 2015 A Better Understanding In the essay ‘Disliking Books” Gerald Graff claims that he has an “advantage teaching literature”. That advantage is attributed to the fact he felt animosity and fear towards books growing up. He didn’t understand what he was to say about these books that never related to him. Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher.
Point of view creates meaning in the story because the reader knows what the character is really thinking and feeling this helps us understand the reasons behind his actions Literary Device/ Tool: Passage (in MLA format) Personal Response Explanation (How this device is used to create meaning in the novel.) Simile “That guy Morrow was about as sensitive as a goddam toilet seat.” (Pg.55) Simile is a figure of speech in which two things are compared using like or as. In the passage the narrator is comparing Ernest Morrow’s sensitivity to a toilet seat while Morrow’s mom is worried that Ernest doesn’t mix in with the other boys because he’s very sensitive and seriously. The simile comparing Ernest sensibility to a toilet seat is very apt. It helps the reader know that like a toilet seat Ernest is very cold and hard,
Garry Leonard’s “Dubliners” is a critique of James Joyce’s Dubliners. Leonard uses his critique is used as a mean to both inform any potential readers and thoroughly analyze Joyce’s style of writing in his book. Some important points that Leonard address to his audience is that Joyce’s stories never give a reader the happily ever after ending. Most of the time, the reader ends up with more questions than answers after finishing a James Joyce writing. For the common person, that would make a story seem undesirable to read but Leonard points out that this is the norm for any Joyce reading and it is what helps him become such a successful writer.
However, Davis’s approach employs another method that represents a new perspective of history, which known as History from Below. “This kind of history opens a new area of research to explore the historical experience of those men and women whose existence is so often ignored” (Burke 26). The New History is more concerned with the analysis of the structure. Hence, she was highly interested to write a book in this story since traditional historians left behind because their method is rather limited. The new method allows her to fill the gap in the missing information (silence on Coras’s book) by inferring from her reading of the historical record.
To make the story interesting, the author creates a conflict between two different communities by stating, “That’s right- run, boy, and tell that foreign girl her letters are not welcomed here or you will be hurt by me and my friends” (Clements) (136). From this quote, the author makes this interesting for readers by making the conflict relate to the theme of the story. Therefore, many readers would be captivated by this book. Near the end of the story, the author employs a literary device, such as imagery, by saying, “She saw the field through Sadeed’s eyes; it wasn’t flat and boring, but beautiful” (Clements) (183). From this sentence, the author provides imagery for the reader to feel heartwarming, heartbreaking, and interested.
Ideas are incombustible. And therein lies your real fear” ―Ellen Hopkins. This quote shows how words can change people 's perspectives, just as books can change lives. The book Burned by Ellen Hopkins knows how to emote the simplest and realist of events. This book should be kept on shelves because of how the book shows different relationships, growing up, and how to cope with life when it goes bad.
Thus, one must either adapt to change actively, like stumbling in the darkness, but ultimately learning how to walk, or let the problem fix itself, like letting night become second nature over time. Emily Dickinson also wrote The Bravest - grope a little - And sometimes hit a Tree Directly in the Forehead - But as they learn to see - (Lines 13-16). This supports how Emily Dickinson’s poem relates to the universal concept How We See Things by explaining how the bravest people perceive their fears as an obstacle to overcome in order to continue forward with their lives (adaptation). The “Bravest” are those who chose to conquer their fears instead of letting the fear consume them. This shows how the poem, We Grow Accustomed to the Dark by Emily Dickinson relates to the universal concept How We See
The book answered my main questions that I had such as why people do what they do even when it’s morally wrong. For people who are curious to read the book, I would suggest to them that they should go into the book with an open mind. If they don’t have that, then they will deny the book and find it boring or something that doesn’t make sense. To properly read the book, I would suggest annotating the book while reading, highlighting important parts that speak to them most. The book in all is extremely eye opening and I would suggest scanning through the introduction to see if the book is of interest towards the individual.
How to Read Literature like a Professor Literature has been a widely debated topic throughout centuries all over the world. In addition, reading literature properly is an emulated skill within the English community. Once the trade of understanding literature is mastered, reading become a beautiful experience. How to Read Literature like a Professor is a guide that shortens the pathway through reading and understanding. This meritorious literary selection provokes an aesthetic response because it challenges the reader to remember novels are not original, meaning, and structure.
It’s a love that overcomes human faults. To sum it all up, both The Road Not Taken and Love Poem “play a unique role not simply in American literature, but in American culture —and in world culture as well” (Orr 2). We can see how literary devices shape and speak inside these poems. From the metaphoric road in The Road Not Taken and the grinning lipstick on the lover’s coat in Love Poem, literary devices are the true stars that make these poems great. In poetry it’s not so much what lines you are reading, but what you are reading in-between the lines that matter the
"I am world trapped in a person." I did not like reading until I came across a novel called The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Tartt shows the dangers of romanticising people and the past. She creates this ideology that no matter how good, everybody is bad. Tartt uses her characters to portray how literature does not shy away from the truth.
In Unredeemed Captive, he made it clear that he wrote this historical novel based on research, also, journals and diaries left by the Williams family. Moreover, the evidence that he had in hand was incomplete, leaving him stuck in times. Yet, he managed to turn it into a novel based on history by drawing hypothesis from the incomplete evidence. He significantly drew hypothesis from two distinct sources, one from common senses and one from references. When he provided a piece of history that limited his path to continue his novel, he started to question the evidence and answered the question himself from his own common sense.
Which of the authors in this chapter provided you with the most useful information for improving your own writing, and why? Intro:I never find a way where I can easily start writing with no problem. I am either too distracted, too bored, or trying too hard to focus that I actually don’t get anything done. Forcing myself to sit down and focus doesn’t give me a great start, it worsens my mind because I’m feeling more pressured.I know that writers struggle at first and once they start there is no stopping them. I wait for that to happen to me, but I find myself stuck.
Many authors choose to write about characters who experience adversity. In “ How it Feels to Be Colored,” Hurston shows that there will always be difficult times, but being able to learn and take an advantage out of the adversity will show a great benefit. Taking a bad experience and being able to know your worth even if most do not will give you an advantage, Hurston says, “ How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” Hurston uses a sense of humor towards discrimnation, The effects of adversity are prominent in my mother’s life. My mom had my father walk out on her when she had a two year old and a newborn.
Writers want readers to see the point they 're faking to make. For example, I don’t know about you, but when I read fiction with historical events involved, I’m engaged, but I feel unsettled. As if, I’m in the wrong to be reading these words from this voice who is attempting to create an already made past in order to give readers something. _This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen_ by Tadeusz Borowski has been one of those types of stories for me. A heart-wrenching story.