Jennifer Sinor, Confluences Introduction The essay Confluences by Jennifer Sinor was my choice for this reading reflection. First published in the American Scholar in 2008, seemed like a good choice for this assignment since it is a popular essay and attracts the attention of a variety of readers. Being a personal narrative, I was eager to learn about the author’s experiences and share a part of her life. The title seemed intriguing, since I had to search for the meaning of the term ‘confluences’ even before reading the essay. The title revealed nothing about the essay and created a sense of mystery that readers might want to uncover through reading the essay.
Writing an argument essay was a challenge to me, I never understood the difference between ethos and logos during my English 1301. In addition, I did not know where to find good resources to back up my arguments. I think my arguments essay was more like a persuasive essay and that is why I did not enjoy writing this essay. On the other hand, I did enjoyed writing a critical essay for “We are Seven” by William Wordsworth. I loved to read this poem because it was easy to understand .It was cool when Mr. Molina a Karen read out loud this poem, maybe that is why I loved this story because I was able to imagine them as the characters from the poem.
The story puts Roger in a tough situation to show that men mean well, but need a bit of help from women if they are ever to realize they are in a relationship. This is the main theme of Dave Barry’s story, which he shows through the use of age old humor techniques- misunderstanding, and stereotypes. It is not hard to connect with Roger and Elaine right from the start, thanks to Barry’s humorous personality that he writes with, and the universal situation he sets the story in. Barry’s words will stick with the reader, especially these wise words he imparts from the beginning; that guy are easy to have a fulfilling relationship with, provided that the guy is a Labrador retriever, and not a real
When he starts off saying that "this is one story I 've never told before" signals two points to the reader. First, the story builds a confessional tone and creates an immediate empathy between the reader and the O 'Brien character. Second, in the context of the next chapter, the reader knows that this is an unresolved story, perhaps a fragment of memory that, given O 'Brien 's attitude of storytelling, is being crafted into a story as a means for understanding the events of the past. But the story isn 't abruptly moving
All the places Schwall adds “you” into the story, it adds more depth. By adding depth, or a new understanding of the writing, the reader feels the emotions of the author, or the character speaking. A good way to obtain this goal is by using the second person point of view. The second person point of view is a very difficult view to produce well in a short story. It doesn’t give you much time to really get a whole lot of meaning behind it, and produce good writing.
I stole happiness with you. I don’t mind paying. (Movie) This correlates to how Jean is willing to sacrifice his life because he loves Cosette and is willing to do anything for her happiness. Jean now wants Cosette to be happy with Marius whom she loves. Overall Jean Valjean love for Cosette has allowed Victor Hugo to use direct and indirect characterization as he talks about the thoughts and feelings of Jean.
Louisa May Alcott and Edgar Allan Poe were both great novelists. They both accomplished a lot of things. Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown Pennsylvania. When she first started writing she wrote under the pen name Flora Fairfield and A.M Barnard. She’s been writing short stories, thrillers, and juvenile tales since 1851.She didn’t start using her real name until she was ready to commit to her writing.
In life, trust can easily be taken for granted, but whenever a life-threatening situation comes along, we seem to believe in each other. The story shows that when someone loses their trust and faith in you, you must rebuild that trust, and that can sometimes be tough. The story creates a great suspense and as the reader, you do not feel satisfied with the ending, because you want the story to end well – that they make it home safely and that they have gained a lifelong bond with each other – but perhaps this fictional story is a reflection on life – you never know where trust or mistrust leads
“First she moved to Chicago, where she was a journalist and movie extra; then Denver, Colorado, where she worked as a drama critic for the Rocky Mountain News; and then New York City” (LitFinder par. 2). From there on she excelled as a short story writer and won a Pulitzer Prize for her work known as “The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter”. Most of Katherine Anne Porter’s short stories are an auto-biographical experience, one of these short stories is called “The Grave”. Porter found a way to channel her experiences as a
In this situation, there love was not actually coveted by winged seraphs of heaven. However, the gothic author uses this figurative language to portray how precious there love was to the author and evokes strong feelings from the audience. This signifies what kind of impact and change was going to be brought upon the narrator’s life, which may have been the author’s purpose to share his experience and how his own personal life changed after the loss of his wife. Another instance is in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which is about a mysterious and eerie mansion. The narrator is lead here because of his friend, Roderick, who sent him a letter and is having a difficult time mentally and almost seems possessed by an evil spirit.
In the first draft the author jumps right to the thesis statement and the publisher’s purpose. He does not have a clear introduction because it was missing an attention getter. The author started talking what the essay was going to be about, and for me it was just like the author didn’t want to spend more time working on the introduction. The author had some problems with sentence structure, moreover, I think that the author wanted to be more specific about what he/she was talking about that sometimes he/she confused himself. For example when the author was talking about the audience, the author said: “Having his article published in an online news source, Inside Higher Ed, allows for Jaschik to have an audience of first year English..”, for me he/she could had gone to something more simple like: “Jaschik had his article published in Inside Higher Ed, which allowed him to have an audience the fitted audience for this article...” When the author was talking about the rhetorical choices, he/she could use more examples because it seemed the author just wanted to be very brief, and not specific.
I am not going to spend extra time rethreading my needle.” “So both of you conceived your sewing styles in an attempt to save time?” Timothy and Adeline looked at each other in agreement; they nodded their heads. “Yet neither one of you actually finished your project.” This was another statement that neither one of them could dispute. “Why is that?” The Tapestrys wore a look of bewilderment. Time had always seemed to be an elusive concept to them; much like a unicorn it was something they could never catch. After all, their current plan hadn 't worked.
I wait for that to happen to me, but I find myself stuck. I didn’t how to start writing because I kept over thinking that whatever I had thought already was wrong.Thesis:For me, the best author that provided me with the most valuable information was Anne Lamott’s “Getting Started” because she gave me ways of how I can begin to write when I have zero ideas as to what to write, how and where to write it. This chapter served as a guideline for whenever I find myself struggling with writing. I even looked back at it with this assignment because I was feeling insecure as to what I was writing. 1st Body: Whenever I get an essay assignment I begin to stress.
I determined to put Can 't Look Away by Donna Cooner in the second bubble because although it was a nice read and a good story, I lost interest and found it hard to finish the book. This novel was an attempted read and I wish I could 've finished it, but I got distracted with the absence of a plot near the middle of the novel.
Fangirl Book Review The title of the story is Fangirl and it is written by the New York Times bestselling author, Rainbow Rowell. The book starts off as the main character, named Cath Avery lives in Omaha, Nebraska and has a twin, which her life turns around when she is a freshman in college. Her only escape is for her to write fanfiction and be in a world of Simon Snow. The author Rainbow Rowell gives her readers the sight of looking into more of a life of a fangirl/young adult’s complications and solutions. The author successfully puts out and teaches the theme through descriptive wording and the functionality of literary devices, to express the overall message as the story fits in place.