Sledding is remarkably fun in the winter, when you are careful. Cold, wet, and beautiful white snow, blankets small hills in my home of Indiana in the shivering December-February months. But venturesome cardboard sledding, in California at anytime of the year, is loads more fun in my experience. I was 9 years old, and my elder sister and I flew out to the west coast into a busy suburban city near the Golden Gate Bridge to see our relatives on our mother’s side. As you may know of, California is known for their golden rolling hills of tall tan grass and hovering-over-homes redwood trees.
This hints the reader of some connection between the owl and Ultima from their protective natures, especially for Antonio. Antonio rushes to Ultima and discovers her in her dying throes, she says, “When I was a child… I was taught my life's work by a wise old man, a good man. He gave me the owl and he said that the owl was my spirit” (260). This finally gives proof to the reader that Ultima’s spirit was the owl. From this we see how much Ultima was supporting and protecting
He begins to notice the several features of the llano that make up its extraordinary appearance such as the water which runs beyond it. For the first time Tony recognizes the llano as more than just as a piece of land as he says “…the beauty of the llano unfolded before my eyes and the gurgling waters of the river sang to the hum of the turning earth.” At this point in Tony’s life he is finally conceiving the vast llano at its full potential unlike before. Anaya places water imagery in this quote to describe the appearance of the llano. He uses the word “gurgling” most likely to show that the water in a way is “alive” and so is the llano in this case. The word “unfolded” is also placed in the quote to demonstrate that the llano’s beauty, which was once covered away from him, opening up and revealing itself.
The Beauty in Nature A while back, maybe a year or so, I got the opportunity to go to outdoor science camp with my classmates. During my stay, I got to soak in the aspects of nature, like the running creek and fresh fallen snow, which made me develop an appreciation for nature. In Pablo Neruda’s poem, “Ode to enchanted light,” the speaker describes the beauty in nature, life, and light. In “Sleeping in the Forest,” a poem by Mary Oliver, nature is thought of as a place that’s shrouded in a mystical beauty and contentment. In both poems, the poets both use figurative language to express their appreciation for nature.
Growing up I was consumed by an interesting assortment of music. Musical influences were thrown at me from all directions. Whether it was the rock and roll and punk rock music my dad listened to, or the country and pop music my mom listened to, my ears were always full of different arrays of music. Having my grandma blasting gospel music and my older sister jamming Disney, music became a very influential part of my childhood. As a young child, I found myself drawn to Disney music.
I have many memories but, the one that is the most vivid is when my family and I went on vacation and went ice skating. This was the first vacation we had ever gone on as a family. My Family and I vacationed in the most elegant of nature. I thought to myself “Tennessee is so peaceful and heartwarming”. I enjoyed the way the sun shined through the trees so softly, the slight howling of the wind while it blew through my hair, and the heavy scent of oak trees in the middle of fall had me mesmerized.
“ Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.” - Rae Smith. This quote made by Rae Smith helps to describe Theodore Taylor character Phillip in the novel “The Cay”. In the Cay, Phillip’s character reveals that personal strength comes from overcoming fears and obstacles standing in the way. Phillip shows three characteristics that he use to get over challenges: innocence, Afraidness, and braveness. In the beginning of the novel Philip can best described as Innocent.
This brings Holden’s good qualities and compassion to the reader’s attention. Another example of Holden caring for children is in the middle of chapter 25 when he sees profanity on the wall, he describes, “I thought how Phoebe and all the other little kids would see it, and how they’d wonder what the hell it meant” (Salinger 200). This is another example of Holden wanting to help children and keep them protected. This shows that Holden has good intentions and deserves readers’ compassion. In summary, Holden’s wish to keep children safe shows his good character and worthiness of
This is shown by Lennie’s dreams in OMAM. It is also shown by the children’s commitment to music in War Dance, and Walter Mitty’s change of heart in SLOWM. In John Steinbeck 's OMAM, hope is very important to the characters, especially Lennie. Lennie’s hope and dream to have a farm with rabbits helps him to keep going and not cause trouble where he is. In the article The Will and Ways of Hope, Scott Barry writes “... people with hope have both the will and the pathways and strategies necessary to achieve their goals”(Barry, 2).
This is shown through how Atticus teaches his kids, leading them to be intelligent and compassionate. Scout shows this when talking to Atticus about Mr. Ewell's death: “‘Yes sir, I understand,’ I reassured him. ‘Mr. Tate was right.’ Atticus disengaged himself and looked at me. “What do you mean?’ ‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin‘ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (Lee 370).
TKAM Essay A person or event can make an impact on a child or young adolescent in either a positive or a negative way and can teach them a lesson that they can carry with them throughout their lives. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout Finch is given exquisite examples and terrible examples in her modest town. Scout discovers courage and cowardness from the ones who are surrounding her while growing older in Maycomb. (77) Scout Finch receives courage from her peers in her surroundings, mainly from her father Atticus Finch who presents many acts of courage in and outside of the counsel. For example, when Atticus is surrounded by a crowd of riled men because Atticus is upholding Thomas Robinson’s case, Atticus states,
The diction choices progress into detail throughout the scene, allowing for strong examples of imagery with familiar scenes. “Autumn again, and Boo’s children need him,” (374). For the duration of the passage, Scout defines the children as “his.” By the end, “his” children have become “Boo’s” children. Lee intended the reader to capture Boo’s mindset through her chosen diction. He had become their neighbor, their friend.
It shows us that everyone has the potential to grow, if one has the tenacity. He uses the anecdote to show us that children learn what they see, and empathy is one of the things one learns in a young age. For Tupac to use this image in his album after he met Maya, I think he wanted to express what he learned that day. That’s why Andrade used that picture to show the audience. Andrade choose to show us the two important things he tells his students, the first one being that they are going to be in their lives forever and two is that they loved them.