When Estrella “realized words could become as excruciating as rusted nails piercing the heels of her bare feet”, she experienced some harsh judgements of her. However, such judgement and prejudice of her, makes her a stronger person and made her realize just how cruel society is. The simile that Estrella used, demonstrates how hurtful others’ commentaries were yet she shouldered on in her new environment and showed determination to learn new things and tries to become literates. When “she remembered how one teacher had a face of a crumpled Kleenex and a nose like a hook” she illustrates a negative connotation of her teacher which shows how the teacher must not have been the nicest towards her and probably was prejudiced towards her. These types of hardships made her realize the importance of acquiring knowledge because knowing things might put her on a level with those that are
Those who read about hearts being ripped out and responding with extreme vengeance can see the tremendous effect that these teachers had on him. As a result, readers can sympathize with Villaseñor for his misfortunes. Villaseñor effectively uses hyperbole to emotionally connect the readers with him by creating a sort of underdog characteristic where many would root for Villaseñor. Who would not want to root for an underdog? Hyperbole also conveys his hatred in an amplified manner.
According to Wolff “When the first sneering name, the first joke, the first slanderous myth of another race enters our ears, can we ever wholly cleanse ourselves of its effect? The harsh tones, swear words and all, used in “Hunters in the snow” echo Wolffs commitment to his characters and their authenticity. While this story grabs you and leaves you hanging, it does change the reader and I don’t think we can ever “wholly cleanse ourselves of its effect”. Levshunov References http://www.notablebiographies.com/newsmakers2/2005-Pu-Z/Wolff-Tobias.html#ixzz4uxuoAXtd http://creativewriting.stanford.edu/uncategorized/tobias-wolff
This text is mainly linked to the theme of use of “language in media”, which was a profound part of our course. In the entry, Winston tries explain as to how the party and Big brother use different forms of media to spread their propaganda, which will lead them to ultimate power. He also makes an attempt to instigate mutual feelings in Winston smith of the future. The overall tone in the diary entry is more or less plane sailing. In most part of the entry it is very dour with some parts giving a feeling of fear to the
Andrea Aranda Tom Whittington December 8th, 2014 English 11th "C" Beowulf Vengeance Essay It is often believed amongst the people in this world that justice is revenge. Whether it's justified or just looked for, the need for justice in the lives of people will always be boldly present until something is done about it. The poem "Beowulf" harbors amongst many other themes the theme of revenge, being considered the overwhelming motivation for some particular characters to do what they do. It in fact makes the reader understand better the depth analysis of said characters making everything easier to understand. Upon analysis the poem Beowulf is filled with inner desires for revenge from different and particularly important characters in the
Medea: without doubt, by doing so, this is how I will receive the most relief through all the pain and suffering that Jason, the one I used to love for which I beat for, has wished upon me. All the memories we once created will still be kept within me, but now I must take care of my change of self and expose a coward. [Moments later, Jason’s voice reappears and he shares dialogue with mistress.] Medea: I pace very quickly when the man I used to admire enters the room, but it is his presence that makes me change for the worse rather than the better. Jason: I hear the false act she is begging.
The paper by Watt and Wolf are both concerned with the study of religion in the discourse of intercultural communication. Watt’s main argument is that religion plays an important role in intercultural communication, it helps unite people from diverse culture. People with the same religion from all around the world have their belief originated from the same language. Wolf’s paper explores the relationship between inter-religious dialogue and dialogical identity and questions the privileging of the secular state in discussions of intercultural communication. His discussion is predicated on the idea that to be intercultural is to be inter-religious, it is to place ourselves in a fundamentally holy space.
Revealing their secrets only to those who put in the effort to unveil them. Ginsberg’s CIA Dope Calypso plays no such games. It is made accessible to all. His objective in writing it very clear; to rip the blinkers from the eyes of the American populace. CIA Dope Calypso is the result of months of painstaking research; shocking facts laid out plainly, putting a spotlight on the peripheral knowledge every citizen has that their government is not utterly benevolent.
Since Hitler used propaganda to influence many people, this further supports the books theme of words being more powerful than anything. Liesel had written in her book "I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right" (528). This quote shows how Liesel hated the words of Hitler but she also loves reading and writing and hopes that her words make a better impact than
Hughes uses strong descriptively forceful phrases like “fester like a sore” or “stink like rotten meat” when writing to gross out the reader but also to entice them to read more. Cullen who also uses descriptive language goes for a more calm approach using phrases like “silken cloth” or box of gold.” Cullen uses less visual description and more of a mental description. He pushes a happy feeling with a box of gold wrapped in a silken cloth and then makes the reader sad when he says that he has laid them away. Hughes and cullen both are descriptive but they don't describe in the same way. The poem by Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen are very different in the way they portray emotion, how they should be read and the way in which they are written but they are very similar in the main theme and that is
This means that the sinners have to be born again to be in the kingdom. Moreover, Edwards had a powerful impact on his puritan audience of his puritan audience because of his use of a complex figurative language in the passage. In paragraph 2, it states that “They are now the objects of that very same anger and wrath of God, which is expressed in the torments of hell”. It also states that “Is not at present very angry with them as he is with many miserable creatures now tormented in hell”. Theses quotes reveal that God power is fear so that it can shut the sinners down and destroy sinners who made him angry.
A hyperbole used “like” or “as” to exaggerate something. “His anger is as great towards them,” said Edwards, “as to those that are actually suffering the executions of his fierceness of his wrath in hell”(122). Using a hyperbole to describe something helps to communicate ideas that have meaning to the reader. “His wrath towards you burns like
This is a great use of pathos used by Jacoby as it forces the reader to think about what they feel is more morally wrong, and he is hoping that they decide that jailing is worse than the public shaming of flogging. Jacoby makes a convincing argument in “Bring Back Flogging” using ethos, logos, and pathos to persuade the reader into agreeing that flogging a convict would be better than jailing them. Using cited, reliable information helps build his logical argument and his credibility as a writer simultaneously. Jacoby’s use of emotional appeal in this argument convinces the reader to agree with his view on the matter. He puts the three forms of appeal to effective use; therefore, his argument is
For instance, sentences such as “The made themselves laugh” (21) and “They carried their reputations” (21) are examples simple sentence structures that facilitate understanding of the text. Besides, the time and repetitions of the within the context demonstrate the routine and high stress levels. This is also denoted by the constant fear and danger they experience since the sudden death of Lavender. In the contrary, there are many terms that are unfamiliar such all the military jargon and acronyms such as RTO and PFCs. This provides a more vivid imagine of the items they carried and authenticity of the text.
My utilization of the English language and my lexicon improved as I devoured book after book—I wouldn’t say it is the most polished English, but it allows me to be understood and to express myself in another tongue other that my native language. Besides, if you really desire to master something, you ought to practice, practice, practice and that is exactly what I do. As for the city, well, I’m accustomed to rude people, piercing noises and extreme temperatures. But some obstacles can overthrow the pillars that sustain your self-confidence, your sense of going forward and misguide you. For me, it was being