Her use of imagery paints a picture for the readers which ultimately helps to make learning the writing process easier. For example, when she says “the critics would be sitting on my shoulders, commenting like cartoon characters”, this creates a humorous and memorable image of shoulder sized critics (Lamott 469). This step in the process is unusual from what other authors say, yet it’s interesting which engages the reader. Lamott also uses similes and metaphors throughout the essay to explain what it is like for most struggling writers. She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468).
Lorde uses guilt as a tool to awaken her readers to their own identities and to reflect on the identities of others. Guilt itself serves no purpose, it simply distracts from the real pain. Yet, coupled with recognition of entitlement, guilt can become the catalyst for change. Lorde slowly gets her audience adjusted to feeling uneasy before she nudges them towards feeling guilty. However, before she let’s them fall into the pit of remorse, Lorde reminds her readers that there are still ways that they can
Hi Peeps, Today 's Quote “We tend to use fancy words and phrases to describe our insubordinate, deviant, wicked, behaviors, habits, and ideas to sell and use so that we can con others into thinking that breaking the rules is okay.” ~ Jon Barnes Recalcitrance In general, when your life is not going well, you need to get rid of something that is evil in your lifestyle and you must get rid of that behavior too. Your lack of cooperation with God and His standards are obvious, as you continue to rebel and break God’s laws. You are not blessed but cursed by your own hands and actions. Honest mistakes can happen, but habitual lies, stealing, cheating, and recalcitrance will keep you walking in the dark with the devil in a trance, thinking you
The Tragedy and Joy of Writing We must all go through some type of writing experience. Some experiences are harmful and tragic, while others offer a sense of joy and pride. Further ones are a formulated acquired skill or a beautiful and eloquent form of art. The process of our perception into what we write and convey is confounding because each person perceives it differently that the next. Writing for me is often a tedious and strenuous task, but I have found a way to silently express my emotions.
He does this when comparing her “the blackest sacrifice it ever offered on its altar.” Van Doren is proving how Hester could have been one of the worst victims of the Puritans ‘moral code’ and how she could have ended up lifeless and consumed by the Puritan ways, just as Dimmesdale was. He also states how Hawthorne disapproves of the severely dreary moral codes of the Puritans. Van Doren then compares Hester to an old tragedy, “She is not the subject of a sermon: she is the heroine of a tragedy, and she understands the tragedy.” This displays how she is above all and understanding of her situation and accepting of it, no matter what the consequences may be and the obstacles that occur throughout the story. Van Doren understands that when compared to the other characters ‘sins’ Hester is the only person in the novel to accept her consequences and rise up against all odds or be able to accept it, even if she hadn’t rose against the odds, she understands the tragedy she is starring in and she understands the horrific, beauty of it and it’s
In Romeo and Juliet, the play creates a lot of different perspectives towards it. There are a handful of people who believe Romeo and Juliet contains a plot that is senseless. Alyssa Rosenberg is one of those individuals. She shares her theory towards the play by creating the article, “Romeo and Juliet, Is a Terrible Play, and David Leveaux Can’t Change That”. She questions the play’s plot by saying,“Why are the families fighting?
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.
In the essay, Directions: Write, Read, Rewrite. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 as Needed, Susan Sontag emphasizes that reading can be used as motivation for writing. Granted she has talked to people that don't feel the same. That the act of reading and the writing must be separate, that it's best to do one or the other. Sontag believes this view is brought about by either fear of influencing one's unique voice or simply lack of time.
It has also taught me what styles I don’t like and the importance of really planning my essays to make sure I get my point across. Some of the people Alex met didn’t give her exactly what she needed but it was enough to figure things out. That’s just like the four discovering genre essays we had to do. Some of them were very challenging and I didn’t get the exact grade I wanted, but I learned from my mistakes. That’s why when it was time for my two documented essays I thought about some of the things I have learned from my writing journals and I read the peer reviews to have a better understanding on how to make my paper better.
The author is convincing the readers that the point she is trying to make is not based on nothing, she provides example to refuse the belief system. She did not offense the audience, but still make the point she is trying to approach. To conclude, the author uses persuasive writing styles, evidence and fact to persuade her audience that teenage texting is not as frequent as once believed. Throughout the passage, not only the features in the previous paragraphs are being used, she also gives many examples based on her own experiences to strengthen her logic and the persuasiveness of her essay. The author has distinctly presenting the point that texting is not as widespread as many people