Fosters book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, is useful when analyzing quests because it helps readers see the changes that a character goes through as they mature and develop through their quest to gain self
Douglass, though, has given more meaning and feeling with his words, saying how the words Mr. Auld has said, sank deep in his heart, ‘woke up’ thoughts he had within and formed a new idea. While reading, it may be noticed that Douglass uses metaphors to describe how he feels. “Shutting me up in mental darkness” (Douglass 43) and “They had been shut up in mental darkness.” (Douglass 75) is how Douglass describes being denied the opportunity to learn how to read and write. However, the first quote is from a paragraph in which Douglass tells of Mrs. Auld’s inability to keep him from learning how to read and write and the second is when he tells of his Sabbath school and the slaves that came to learn.
By mingling this number into his essay he provides his audience with a sense of history... almost as if natural darkness is a lost item that we'd perhaps never recover. This makes the audience feel lonesome and avoided by nature's beauty (or even by the author). It is as if hes saying, hey you better start preserving darkness if you ever want to see
According to Lemony Snicket, “[You should] never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them” and writer Stephen King presumably would agree. In On Writing, pages one forty-seven through one fifty, King uses diction, critical and ardent tones and figurative language, to highlight the significance of reading and how it benefits a writer. King utilizes diction to persuade aspiring writers to read regularly. He writes, “I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in.” (147) “Waiting rooms were made for books—of course!
Elie Wiesel stated, “Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented,” in his Nobel Prize Speech in 1986. In doing so, he clearly states the purpose of writing Night: to demonstrate the horrors that he experienced during the Holocaust, not becoming reticent in the process. In expressing this message, Wiesel utilizes a myriad of literary and rhetorical devices including but not limited to foreshadowing, diction that conveys inferiority, and analogies. An example of foreshadowing is seen early in the book when Mrs. Schächter, a friend the author’s family, started to lose control during the train ride to a concentration camp when “a piercing cry [from Mrs. Schächter] broke the silence: ‘Fire! I see a fire!
Just as left-behind fingerprints can be used to find people, Neal Shusterman leaves behind literary “fingerprints” in his novels, such as allusion, so that the reader can identify his writing. For example, he alludes the well-known movie, The Wizard of Oz. On page six of Full Tilt, Blake mentions that he “still can’t watch that movie without getting a sick feeling in [his] stomach, like it’s [his] own house spinning inside of a tornado.” This is used to explain that Blake feels like his family and home has become a chaotic mess.
Eduardo Mendieta constructs an adequate response to Angela Davis’ Are Prisons Obsolete? in his article, The Prison Contract and Surplus Punishment: On Angela Y. Davis’ Abolitionism. While Mendieta discusses the pioneering abolitionist efforts of Angela Davis, the author begins to analyze Davis’ anti-prison narrative, ultimately agreeing with Davis’ polarizing stance. Due to the fact Mendieta is so quick to begin analyzing Davis’ work, the article’s author inadvertently makes several assumptions about readers of his piece. For instance, Mendieta assumes that readers will automatically be familiar with Angela Davis.
As reported by schooling resources improved by Nicole Schubert which is a memeber of the Yale National Initiative, the autobiography of Frederick Douglass was a leading-edge work because slaves were not capable to talk about their suffering and pain. For instance, Douglass began to construct his own ethos in the beginning of the first chapter by saying that he did not even know his birthday, dissimilar to the whites who know every single detail of their own lives. Starting with this truth and because of his explicit individual experience, Douglass can be trusted. (synonym.com/rhetorical-devices-analysis-narrative-the-life-frederick-douglass.html)
Liliana Ulibarri The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Books have been passed down from generation to generation. Each story has a different meaning to each reader, which may help them develop as an individual. By reading books, one can be open to new ideas; however, some books can have a negative impact on the reader. Some argue that Mark Twain’s novel, Huckleberry Finn should be banned from schools because of its racism, societal downfalls, and immorality. Huckleberry Finn should not be banned from classrooms, it is a significant piece of literature that provides insight to when slavery was legal, and displays morality throughout the book.
In the first chapter of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster introduces the readers to the idea of a literary quest. After giving two examples, he outlines the criteria: a quester, a place to go, a stated reason to go, challenges and trials en route and a real reason to go. Careful consideration has shown that the 2013 film Frozen, includes a quest that meets Foster’s criteria. When the ice princess, Elsa, becomes angered at her younger sister, Anna’s hasty decision to marry a man she just met, her powers are revealed and she is declared a monster. Elsa flees and inadvertently unleashes winter on the kingdom.
As a middle-class Jew growing up in an ethnically mixed chicago neighborhood, he was already in danger of being beaten up. Becoming deeply involved in books would only make matters worse for him. Graff had a hard time “relating” to the books his father would try to get him read. He did not really see the meaning behind it. It was also inferred that he would have to go to college and buckle down, which meant premed, prelaw, or major and business.