to the pain she has felt since she was a child, and still feels today. I like the way she gives clear narrates for readers
It was a warm summer afternoon of August, 1999, at a friend’s house when I was introduced to rheumatoid arthritis. It was a casual and startling encounter. His aunt greeted me at the door to take me to the guest room. She seemed to be in her mid-40’s, had a round face with thin reddish skin, painful looking hand deformities and a slow, limping gait; most strikingly, an aura of pain was visible all around her. I asked my friend, concernedly, why she looked so different. He somberly replied that she had rheumatoid arthritis. He opened to tell me how, despite the available treatment, she was unable to complete her education or have a job because she could not walk in the evenings and had severe pains all night every night since her teenage and that she was never married and was dependent on her parents. For a 15 years old me, it was distressing. This experience exposed me to the reality of human suffering. It’s not just the disease, the pain, there is also a taboo which one must endure.
such as her use of detailed imagery when describing how she resembled a wriggling beetle to put a comical image in the reader's mind. Her use of positive diction to make light of her serious situation, and her different uses of tone, help educate her readers about the difficulties of living with a
As an individual who developed a serious case of multiple sclerosis, Nancy Mairs begins to see herself in a different way, not as a normal person but as a “cripple”. As she opens with “I am a cripple.”. The disease ripped away her ability to walk. The disease allowed her to realize the deeper meaning of derogatory terms, such as “disabled” or “handicapped, especially the term “cripple”. The disease redrew her personal sketch, becoming something though physically lacking, yet resilient beyond comparison. By combining rhetorical strategies with rhetorical appeals, Mairs presents herself in a way that invokes an emotional response from the reader.
Poems are pieces of writing in which writers express their senses of feelings, and ideas for particular events. Every word, line, and paragraph has its meanings. Poems come in different shapes, sizes, tones, and stories. Some comes in sad moments. Some comes in happy moments. Some comes in anger moments. Some comes in tragic moments. Almost every poem hides the richness value of author’s thoughts. One read poems to understand the world of which people dreams of. One read poems to explore the mysterious secrets. One read poems to entertain himself. One of the sadness poetry is “Not Bad, Dad, Not Bad” by Jan Heller Levi. In this poem, Jan Heller Levi tries to re-establish the meaning of poetry as a medium that provides some kinds of daughter
It is important for people to overcome the obstacles they are faced with. Obstacles allow us to learn and become successful. In novels a character will often be faced with a problem. Just like a book, everybody has their own story filled with challenges. Recently I have read two novels that deal with sensitive topics and obstacles. Several years ago my grandma had very serious health issues. Each of these examples showcase the fact that it is important for everybody to experience obstacles in their life.
In his memoir, Stephen King includes a brief autobiography of his life as well as information on how to be a good writer. Throughout the text, King builds a sense of trust with his reader, drawing their interest to the writing. This sense of trust is created through the author’s use of rhetoric. In his memoir, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King uses ethical and emotional appeals to gain trust from the reader, in order to convince him or her to use King’s writing tips.
Frederick Douglass once stated, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” This simple yet profound statement is relevant to countless scenarios in life. For Douglass, this quote is a direct reflection of his time as a slave. Without the challenges of slavery, he never would have progressed into a famous writer and orator. Frederick Douglass’ words can also be applied to Jhumpa Lahiri in her literary work, “Trading Stories.” While Lahiri was not a slave, she also had to overcome her own personal struggles to progress in her writing career. Both Douglass’ “Learning to Read and Write” and Lahiri’s “Trading Stories” illustrate the torment, triumph, and struggle with existence felt by both authors on their journey to achieve their goals.
According to Julia Wood (2004), “communication is a systemic process in which individuals interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings. However, Sheppard (1993) suggests that, in the nurse–patient relationship, communication involves more than the transmission of information; it also involves transmitting feelings, recognizing these feelings and letting the patient know that their feelings have been recognized (M, 1993)”. It is a two way process. The patient conveys their fears and concerns to their nurse and helps them make a correct nursing diagnosis. An excellent communication skill between nurses and patients is essential for the successful outcome of individualized nursing care of each patient. The ability to communicate
In each of the three essays, “The Pain Scale” by Eula Biss, “Gray Area: Thinking with a Damaged Brain” by Floyd Skloot and “Notes from a Difficult Case” by Ruthann Robson, each of the main characters in the stories deals with a severe medical condition and their experiences that coincide with their disease. Each of these essays all have certain characteristics that are similar, but are still very different in their own way.
When writing her personal essay “In Bed”, author Joan Didion intended it for an audience very familiar with migraines, however, it has the potential to be written for an audience of people just beginning to experience migraines. Didion’s use of personal anecdotes, factual information, and inspiring acceptance are all points that can be altered for this new audience.
The author elicits the emotions of his readers through his personal narrations, careful choice of words and phrases among others. Right from the start, the author describes his traumatic experience in English writing class and ways he felt misunderstood in order to emotionally appeal to the audience. He intends to persuade the audience to acquire his position by triggering their emotions of sympathy. In addition, his soft tone has equally earned him pity.
The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a story full of imaginative symbolism and descriptive settings. However, without the narrator’s unique point of view and how it affects her perception of her environment, the story would fail to inform the reader of the narrator’s emotional plummet. The gothic function of the short story is to allow the reader to be with the narrator as she gradually loses her sanity and the point of view of the narrator is key in ensuring the reader has an understanding of the narrator’s emotional and mental state throughout the story.
Poetry is a piece of literature where the author shares his ideas of a subject or person. He is attempting to allow the reader an understanding of his feelings regarding this subject. Most of the time poetry can be very pleasing to the ear; however, at times it can be written in a manner that is odd. Some poetry is written in a way that the reader can “hear”, “feel”, “see” or “taste” elements in the poem. Some poems may rhyme while others may not need to in order to convey the message. Some poems may have a strict structural form while others may not. The writer can incorporate one of many poetic devices into his work to relay his message to the reader. Examples analyzed today include poetic sound, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, meter, and verse.
Abstract: Identity crisis or search of identity has received an impetus in the Post-Colonial literature. Man is known as a social animal which needs some home, love of parents and friends and relatives. But when he is unhoused, he loses the sense of belongingness and thus suffers from a sense of insecurity or identity crisis. In the field of Indian English Literature, feminist or woman centered approach is the major development that deals with the experience and situation of women from the feminist consciousness. There is a transformation in the image of women characters in the last four decades. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of the famous contemporary Indian English writers. Her novels give