Out if the Dust by Karen Hesse is about a small town girl named Billie Joe, evolving throughout many hardship that take place in this book. This debate is whether or not Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse should or should not remain in the eighth grade curriculum. Out of the Dust should be part of our eighth grade curriculum because it introduces to students a more advance and emotional form of poetry. One reason for it should stay is the use of free verse poems gives the reader more detail than an rhyming poem or even a basic novel would give
Motoko Rich is effective at talking about online and print literacy because she uses creative terminology to establish her credibility, leads the reader to a path of understanding with no emotion, and uses logic to appeal outsiders. In the article, Rich talks about what reading online literacy means. The article has groups of experts all around the world giving incite. Some of the groups within the article are the National Council of
She also uses capitalization to show importance. After meeting her mother she is dumbstruck by her realness and from then on in the book the word “mother” is capitalized (Arsenburg 118). In that same scene Angelou uses foreshadowing when she is struck silent by the thought of having a real family, foreshadowing her muteness after the betrayal (Vermillion 67). Foreshadowing is very rarely used in autobiographies, but Angelou manages to make it a beautiful thing. Angelou is praised for many of her literary choices and her “most valued technique...may be the precision she describes objects or places, a precision so sharp that readers carry that description with them, even when the book is closed” (Lupton 69).
She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468). This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
The poem is also very effective even though it might not visually state the problems through photography, it does use powerful words to bring out the emotion in readers. One disadvantage in this poem is that people not well attained in literature might have trouble figuring out the extended metaphors represented through the poem. Pictures also help people understand things better and the poem has no visual communication. One huge advantage in this poem is it is short and gets to the point. One part of the poem that really motivates readers to help this cause is when the author writes, “Can your simple dreams / of having a / loaf of bread and a roof above / come through?” (Badihian, 14-18).
It has become far too easy to get away with judging a book by its cover. Due to social media and the internet, young people have been conditioned to gather a few choice facts about someone, and to subsequently categorize their worth in terms of those few, warped characteristics online, rather than take the time to know a person’s spirit before judging them. In this passage from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, the character of Catherine Morland is introduced. Austen uses literary techniques such as ugly diction, the inclusion of specific details, and a shift in tone to characterize Catherine as being a person who, in spite of her abundance of shortcomings, has an authentically good spirit, and is therefore lovable and valuable. The first aspect of Catherine that is described is also the first aspect of her that anyone would notice: her physique.
Sylvia Plath “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” (“The 15 Best Sylvia Plath Quotations” www.matchbookmag.com. Matchbook Magazine, 2011-2016). Sylvia was born in a time where women were limited on the things they could do in their lifetime. Using her own experiences with mental breakdowns and attempted suicide, Sylvia Plath portrayed her struggles in her semi autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, which was criticized for its graphic and depressing nature yet helped helped others with similar struggles.
This use of colloquial language informalizes the tone of the poem, and in doing so places the archaic figure of Salome in a contemporary setting, thus making her more relatable to a modern audience. The wit of the poem lends to establishing a portrait of Salome as a human being, rather than a mythologised figure of mystery, a muse for the Romantics. She is ‘hungover and wrecked’, and as is painfully real for many readers who’ve experienced hangovers, spending the morning after contemplating her life choices, telling herself to ‘get fitter / cut out the booze and the fags and the sex’. The poem is almost personalised in places, as the use of the Northern slang term alludes to Duffy’s Glaswegian roots, which suggests that Duffy envisions herself in this modern manifestation of Salome. This personal touch coupled with the casual language invites the reader to find parts of themselves in her too.
The climactic moment of […] novel comes when Lucy finally “finds her tongue,” writing the text of her own life rather than allowing it to be dictated to her, a process that echoes fictionally what Brönte and Kincaid have done in reality – the former by subverting William Wordsworth’s “Lucy” poems too create her own Lucy … (142). In addition, in Alleyne’s interview, Kincaid reveals that as a child she wanted to be Charlotte Brontë, and she “loved the idea that this woman had written a book” (web). In another interview, she says that her writings did not come from the West Indian anansi tales, but came from English poems and novels: “It would be Charlotte Brontë. It would be English people” (Ferguson169). Kincaid adds that when she started to write, she has never read a West Indian writer and “did not even know there was such a thing” (169).
Poetry is way to express oneself by using unique thoughts and putting them into words. Specifically, female poets, use their poetry as a way to show their experience with internal conflicts. Throughout this anthology we decided on the theme of “women.” Being the only table with strictly females, as a group we agreed that choosing poems with this topic would be beneficial to us, and the reader. Over time, females have experienced oppression, abuse and inequality. Learning how to cope with these issues, has enabled women to realize their self-worth.
In Lamott’s writing, she animates her ideas of writing raft drafts to the readers. Lamott delivers her message very creatively by using various descriptive and poetic phrases, making her piece entertaining and impressing. She frankly talks about her struggles as a writer in order to encourage the readers to feel comfortable making their first attempts. However, because of her language style in the article, her argument becomes vague. From the reader’s point of view, the intention of this article seems to be a ‘writing guide for beginners’ rather than an argumentative essay because her writing lacks evidence and credibility.
No, the book wasn’t a fun read because there wasn’t enough action. It wasn’t hard to finish. But it was pretty easy to understand if you 're like familiar with war, and you might not know what soldier 's heart is but with little research it 's easy to understand. 4. What are you taking away from this month?
When you can be yourself and it becomes an art, that’s when writing is fun. Barbara Mellix shares a great example of when she wanted to use "proper English", instead of her "black English." While doing so it made her feel uncomfortable and out of her realm. ""Thank you very much," I replied, my voice barely audible in my own ears. The words felt wrong in my mouth, rigid, foreign.
It seemed like Des Barres goal with this novel was to remove the stereotype that surrounds groupies, but instead she just reveals how accurate it is. This book puts an emphasis on how these women were “muses” to these rock stars rather than just one night stands (Doyle, 2010). Even for the women that would have brief encounters with these musicians Des Barres describes it as an inspirational sharing of a connection to artists that spoke to these women’s souls. Sleeping with rock stars was only one component of their devotion to the music (Doyle, 2010). I found this theme repeated in every chapter and it just seemed like a rationalization for promiscuity.
It is difficult for an author to engage readers emotions, however by captivating an audience emotions it can make an essay, story, or article stronger. Liza Long, author of I Am Adam lanza’s Mother, captivated my emotions by word choice and descriptive illustration in her real life examples. Reading the article I was expecting what I usually expect when I read articles, facts and very one-sided opinions. However, with this article I was pulled in by the authors honesty, “You’re a stupid bitch. I can wear whatever pants I want to.