In “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, the author uses diction like abstract diction and details by explaining what he exactly wants in life to demonstrate Walter and his dream. To begin, Hansberry uses diction to demonstrate Walter and his dream by using abstract diction. She does this by explaining how he will give Travis anything for his seventeenth birthday and that he will “hand you the world!” (2.2). This shows that he wants to make his sons life as good as possible. But he still Directs in only to Travis which could lead to future problems. To continue, she also uses details to demonstrate Walter and his dream by explaining what he exactly wants in life. She does this by explaining that he will “make a transaction...a business
“A Modest Proposal” written by Jonathan Swift in 1729 begins by deploring indigent Irish families who struggle tirelessly to make an honest living for their large families. This speech pivots on an satirical structure with its use of rhetoric that utilizes the form of ethos, an appeal to the reader's sense of ethics and moral values held throughout Irish society. Pathos, an appeal to invoke countless emotional responses from the readers, and logos, the appeal of logic-statistics that the above subject carries to persuade an audience by reason. By using doublespeak, Swift alludes to different types of rhetoric used throughout this speech such as ironic positive slanting, charged language and even satire to exaggerate and expose the stupidity people exemplify when offering solutions regarding the political issues Ireland was dealing
The ability for people to look at a situation from a different perspective is vital in today’s globalized society. Diversity is the most important, core attribute we each share that gives us the ability to assess new situations through our diverse backgrounds and upbringings. Unlike Patrick J. Buchanan’s argument in his essay titled “Deconstructing America,” diversity is a necessity in America’s culture as opposed to the burden it is described as. Conversely, Fredrickson 's essay titled “Models of American Ethnic Relations: A Historical Perspective,” illustrated a more precise version of American history that disproves Buchanan’s ethnocentric ideologies. Buchanan speaks of diversity on a narrow, one-way street. His imprecise interpretations
During the 1980s, space exploration was a popular topic to watch, listen to, and learn about in American life. NASA had already sent a lot of missions to space, all reaching new milestones and increasing interest in space exploration. The Challenger, however, had a different mission than the rest. It was going to carry the first teacher, Christa McAuliffe, into space where she would teach two lessons. There were six other men and women on board the Challenger. At this time, space exploration was at its peak and all of America was following the space program. Throughout the day, most of the televisions in the nation were tuned to the Challenger launch. One minute and twelve seconds into the launch, the space shuttle exploded. Such a traumatic
Speeches are used to commemorate points of history, and inform the general public of the product of their history but what makes a speech so impacting on it’s audience? Rhetorical devices give speeches and works of literature a way that can convey feelings or ideas to a viewer. When addressing during times of war or chaos, people such as Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, and Winston Churchill used these terms to better connect with their audience. Without these tools of the english language, dialogue and literature would be all the more dull and unappealing. However, with these useful instruments, writers and speakers can better communicate through some of the many rhetorical devices.
In Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path,” Welty discusses the very lengths an individual is willing to go to in the name of love. The protagonist, Phoenix, an elderly black woman, takes a long and treacherous journey from the countryside to the nearest city, all in hopes of collecting medicine for her sick grandson. Welty’s characterization of Phoenix conveys a tone of perseverance; the character battles many negative forces of the wilderness throughout the story, but despite this, Phoenix’s reaction to her surroundings is one of a pleasant tone. In Welty’s “A Worn Path,” Welty uses contrasting diction and a lexicon that conveys layers of both dark and light storytelling, while Phoenix, a woman of great strength and tenacity, despite her age, defies all odds through her
“I didn’t move. Instead, I took out the Beta Capsule and held the small metal cylinder in the palm of my avatar 's hand. Sorrento had tried to kill me.” (339) In this passage, Wade, the protagonist, decides that the antagonist has had enough of power and kills in the real world and OASIS. Wade then shows courage even when he should be doing different things, namely entering the third gate before he is killed. Wade shows a lot of courage throughout the story through suspense.
Author, Debra Marquart, in the excerpt from “The Horizontal World” claims her love toward North Dakota, where she lived. Marquart’s purpose is to convince the audience that where she grew up is unique for plenty of reasons. Marquart uses a worthy and strong tone in hope to appeal to the readers understanding of the midwest. Marquart uses remarkable allusions, diction, and logos, in which to portray the midwest as
During the course of English 102, I took this year of the spring semester. I have accomplished a variety of goals I once thought were impossible. I have not only grown as a writer and a student but as an individual as well. I feel that through my experience of this English course, I have achieved knowledge and self-confidence to step out into the real world. In putting together my portfolio, I could definitely see that I have made an incredible progress from the foundation of this class. My practice of grammar, words and the general structure of my papers has improved massively. Reflecting on my strengths and weaknesses as a writer, as well as things I have learned in my own writing process is a big accomplishment.
I am thinking about my action plan as a writer have I improved, have I met the goals I set out to achieve on my first day of class, and what have I learned in this class? I will go over my time in this class and review the various topics I mentioned above and more. Looking back over my time in this class I will critique and praise myself. How I felt about writing when I first started this class compared to how I feel now, I would have to say I am more comfortable with writing. In this essay I will review how I have improved as a writer, my greatest challenges, and how has my writing changed from how it was at the start of class to now.
Communication is a necessity to interact with others, but what some people don’t realize is that without communication we would be missing most media and entertainment. Communication is seen in everything we do and watch for example: movies, television, art, and music. The skills of communication are easily used to convey emotions and ideas to broad audiences. The Beatles are arguably the most popular band of the 20th century and their chart toppers conveyed various topics through song. An analysis of The Beatles’ song Yesterday reveals some of the communication skills used: relatability, intrapersonal communication, and self-feedback.
My 11th grade English teacher, Ms.Claridge, has been my rock though the countless obstacles I faced in school as well as my personal life. When I first met Ms.Claridge she allowed us, the students, to get to know her on a personal note. She spoke of the many challenges she faced during High school and how that resulted in her dropping out but then later on, realizing, a proper education is vital for a brighter future, she went to community college and graduated with a degree in International Relations. Her talent does not end here. She took the Bar exam and got accepted to University Of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Although Ms.Claridge passed on that opportunity she went on to tackle something just as rigorous and rewarding. She studied
My writing process has changed tremendously over the course of this class. I feel more accomplished, confident and I feel sometimes that my ideas and thoughts just come in to my mind out of nowhere and I start writing about anything now. I pay attention to my punctuation and grammar more as I have polished them more now, not only when I write but then others write as well. I am constantly looking for errors and I highly think this is helping me a lot in my career. The comments from my instructor, the online material, my research, the online writing center and comments from other students in the discussion boards have helped me so much to improve my writing skills.
Ursula LeGuin stated in the introduction to her book, The Left Hand Of Darkness, that, “All fiction is metaphor,” a statement that plucked a string in my heart, in a manner that not only made me intrigued about how she would use this book to propose her metaphors, but also how all of the stories that I have read I haven’t been trying to realize what lies I have been reading, and how I have not sought to discover the truth that lays beyond its words. She conveys her story through the perspective of Genly Ai--an envoy of an intergalactic alliance tasked with trying to bring nations of Winter into their alliance--Therem Estraven-- a person who once only looked out for himself and his power, but now reaches for the stars and wishes for his nation
It was in fourth grade when my mind was opened to all of the wonders of reading and what it meant to actually be able to read and comprehend. I walked in knowing that I was going to face the same struggles that I did in the previous years. With the help of one of my elementary teachers Mrs. Grham I walked out with one of the highest reading EOG scores in the class; something I thought that I would never be capable of doing. It was my freshman and sophomore year of high school when my teacher Mrs. Lewis impacted my life with her substantial amount of knowledge in writing and making me into a better writer and speaker. Without these two teachers dedicating their time and transferring their knowledge tome I would not be where I am; I will never