She uses this literary element to add “life” or meaning to her poems. All of her poems had underlying meanings such as death or appreciation. As well as the other two, personification is used to show the passion Ting has for her writing and her life. “My joy is the joy of the sunlight” is a perfect example of her passion. Sunlight cannot have joy for it is not completely living, but it’s like saying her happiness for what she loves to do shines as bright as the sun or maybe even brighter.
Oprah turned her rough, traumatic childhood into a life that most only dream about, and she has always given back as well. Her struggles through childhood improved her ability to empathize and connect with people who do not have as much as she does. To help give back, she has created projects such as the Mississippi Animal Rescue League and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa (“Look to the Stars”). The creation of these projects, along with her rampant success are what makes Oprah the perfect embodiment of the American Dream. All in all, Oprah’s impressive success story is something that has become commonly known as the American Dream, because that’s what it is.
Tina is a girl that knows what she wants. She has vivid sexual fantasies and desires, but she also sets her own boundaries. For example, she writes erotic fan fiction, this is a way for her to put her fantasies on paper and even share them with the world and it shows that she isn’t embarrassed of that side of her. Tina’s character also challenges the ideas about nerdy girls. She doesn’t need a make over to win over the guy she is crushing on.
Thoughtful Laughter For centuries satirical novels have inspired audiences by using wit and humor to ignite thoughtful laughter. This thoughtful laughter implements comical sarcasm to highlight prominent issues in society. Voltaire’s Candide and Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens both use satirical techniques such as tone, irony, litotes, hyperboles, and, parodies to criticize stereotypes, greed, and corruption. Both novels are centered on their main characters plight, with Candide’s dangerous adventures and the beauty contestants ‘struggle for survival. However, the tones of the novels contradict the setting as the tones are playful and bubbly.
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.
Ruth was starting to feel that Art wasn’t appreciating her enough while Art tells Ruth that she never accepts help offers from anyone and makes her life harder than it is. When she has countless amounts of errands to run, she never asks for anyone’s help. She always depends on herself, spending more time for work than her love life. She wondered whether Art still loved her or not, but she did not this this situation seriously, as “she wasn’t the type of to get into conflict over things that were ultimately not that important” (Tan 49). She never discussed her struggles to maintain everything by herself to Art.
Nonetheless, she does not let it stop her from living a life that she wants even though she was treated badly. When Sage asks about her tattoo, Minka says, “Everything before…well, that happened to a different person” (67). Minka understands that living in her past will bring her everything but happiness. That is the reason behind why she has let the past go and has started a new life. The idea that her past does not influence who she is today is also communicated with Minka keeping her tattoo covered.
“Blank Space” Rhetorical Analysis Essay The popular electropop song “Blank Space”, by singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, won many awards including: MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video, American Music Award for Song of the Year, and iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Lyrics. However, this is not a surprise after all Taylor Swift is the youngest song writer ever signed by Sony/ATV Music Publishing house (A&E Networks Television). Just like other Taylor Swift videos “Blank Space” uses a lot of symbolism and figurative language, however, this time she incorporated satire and parallelism. She used these rhetorical devices in order to convey two messages to her young audience: unlike other music videos
Lecture. Rock star, crowd funding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about “the art of asking”. In a vehement talk that begins with her days as a street performer, she examines the new connection amongst fan and artist. In a truly mesmeric story, Palmer makes the audience more optimistic about generosity and trust by sharing her story. Amanda Palmer did not always make a living from her music.
Clifton then goes on to write, “these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do” (8-10). These lines symbolize an unrestrained freedom from guidance and censorship that enable women to lead their own lives. Finally to close out the poem, Clifton mentions the influence (or manipulation) that women can use over their male counterparts: “I have known them to put a spell on a man and spin him like a top” (13-15). Clifton realizes that the male may always be the head, but women can always manipulate him into getting or doing whatever they want. However light, Clifton’s strong use of imagery of words in this poem display to the reader (regardless of gender) the empowerment of woman with the use of something as simple as
Lastly, rapper Trina states that "MC Lyte is hip hop; she represents a culture of music that paved the way for female artists worldwide” (“Why We Love MC Lyte”). Furthermore, there are countless rap artist who name MC Lyte as one of the artists that helped influence their music. Two artist in particular that credits MC Lyte as one of the female MC’s that helped influence their rap career is Missy Elliot and Eve. These two female emcees reflect MC Lyte’s legacy by never straying away from their musical talents and never conforming to the negative aspects of the Hip Hop world. The negative aspects are the misogynistic and sexual images that are so often associated with Hip Hop music.