He is humorous, yet somehow finds a way to connect to his audience and engage them in the story. Barry talks directly to his audience when writing. He goes into and out of ‘academic’ style and uses informal language to make a connection to the readers. Barry makes his readers feel like they are reading a book written by a good friend, not someone they have never met before. He does this to embrace his story telling for the differences between guys and men.
The strongest memoirs, I think, are those that preserve the unity of a remembered time and place… which recall what it was like to be a child or an adolescent in a world of adults contending with life’s adversities. ’’(Zinsser, paragraph 12) Zinsser feels this way because if you write from an adult’s point of view it is plan and boring, but if you write from a child’s perspective it would seem like its actually happening. Walter also writes from a child’s point of view. He does this by telling the audience about how he felt when he was younger and not hiding it. While writing from a child’s point of view he is also speaking freely. ”
Individuals can shape a community just as much as a community can shape an individual. In the novel the apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler, there is many prime example of this. A boy, a troublemaker, is shaped greatly by his community because he was trying to please people but at the same time he was trying to seek for attention. Through doing the things that made him the rebellious boy he was, he also shaped his community. Throughout this course we have went over several other texts that show, exponentially how community and individual shape each other.
He is expressing that books can change lives. I know this because the text states, “Despite all the books I read, I am still surprised I became a writer” With this sentence, Alexie describes how reading evolved into something more for him by using logos and repetition again. Another example would be, “ These days, I write novels, short stories, and poems. I visit schools and teach creative writing to Indian kids.” This sentence also describes how
Then in part two, one learns more about Perry’s origins and the environment he was raised in. Fiction is so loved because despite the artificial storyline, people can relate to what makes someone human. The humanity is always seeked throughout stories because the relation is wanted. When you read a book like In Cold Blood, one simply cannot create some sort of bland connection with characters when they learn so much about the type of people
Max and freak the quest of friendship (working together) When I was a kid in Sherman Oaks Elementary School, I changed when I became friends with Ethan into a happy person in school. When Ethan came along, I felt happy because he’s being all nice and helping me a lot and he challenged me to a foot race with me too and all of that made me have all the fun In his novel, Freak the Mighty Rodman Philbrick uses the literary devices of characterization and dialogue to reveal the theme of the power of friendship to face one’s problems.
In the book The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, he uses a gentle setting to prove a bigger point. Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, writes children’s books to express his thoughts on his opinion on debates across the world. An impressive thing is that he creates his story in the early reading stages while still sending a strong message. Many of these young readers that read his books do not understand the true meaning behind each book until later on. One of his many amazing books, The Lorax, is about how one person can have a huge effect on an entire society.
As a result Bogard proves himself to be someone who is trustworthy and passionate in his writing because he is open to sharing personal memories from his past and eager to use descriptive words to clarify his story. With his proven credibility, Bogard’s audience can share his views on the mesmerizing beauty of the darkness that he experienced in his childhood. This short anecdote displays Bogard’s writing competence, his article’s intention, and his understanding of what his audience
Students should learn about the value the novel provides from that time-period in which Mark Twain wrote, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain put the N word in the novel for a reason, to describe the time-period in which these events had occurred. Phillip Rawls writes, “‘It’s such a shame that one word should be a barrier between a marvelous reading experience and a lot of readers,’ Gribben said. Yet Twain was particular about his words.”
The essay written by Sherman Alexie, uses many rhetorical devices to persuade the readers to help educate many who don’t get the opportunity to learn. One of the main rhetorical devices used in this essay was simple syntax. The sentences were quite short in many places. This was done to put emphasis on his childhood, and his experience with learning to read. In paragraph three Alexie uses lots of analogy.
His books are wonderful and i will sure be reading more of them. For anyone reading this who has been through trouble as a kid or young adult, look up to ben for inspiration because besides what happened in the past he has moved on and is making himself happy in the present! Overall Ben Mikaelsen is a great guy with a good personality and i would love to be friends with someone like
Under the Influence I think that the memoir “Under the Influence was a great read. The speaker is really captivating with lots of great insights of his upbringing. It was also disheartening to hear a child feel confused of his father’s illness and to feel compel to do everything right in order to please his father because he believes his fathers drinking might have something to do with him. The truth of the matter is that this is a daily occurrence in many young children’s lives and in reading this passage I got a better understanding of how this can affect young children.
In any poll by historians or American citizens, Theodore Roosevelt ranks among the top five presidents of the United States. He is undoubtedly one of the two or three unique individuals who ever held the office and was an instrumental figure in shaping the nation we now know. Without his passion for education, he would have never been in the position or had the determination to be one of the youngest presidents of the United States. Without his education, he would not have been able to accomplish what he did and had the keen mind and other traits that he had. He was a keen observer of life around him and his education was very important to him.
174. When Huck was talking about this about the king and duke shows he is maturing and had a true feeling for people. In the book, The Adventures of hHuckleberry Finn by Mark Twain , Huck realizes some important lessons on his trip to save Jim. He takes in the aspects of life, and the line between good and bad. He also knows that now the immaturity of some level of jokes can undermine the lives of others if not thought out right.