The Warren-Barnhart Debate In a world where moral value is very much based on pleasure, Dr. Warren takes a stand in order to recalibrate the mind of many. Reading books is always an enlightening experience whether it is a positive or a negative one. However, though many can glean heaps of information and knowledge from a book, reading a debate is far more intriguing. When a debate is recorded in manuscript form, the reader is able to sit at the feet of two opposing sides. This reduces the amount of “straw-man arguments” and allows for the superior thoughts to be exposed.
When reading a story, book, or novel, you’re expected to follow the story from start to end--that is if the plot is to your own tastes. Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution is what makes up a plot. The better the plot is structured, the better the story is, right? A well-written story makes readers yearn for more, making them feel like they’re at the edge of their seats, engrossed with what is written on the pages. Of course, not all would feel that way about a story, as not all stories end with a ‘happily ever after’.
He justifies that by reading a fiction novel and later moving into more challenging works, people can further the boundaries of their knowledge. However, as Carter saw, most do not perceive it that way. In this prose, Stephen Carter uses rhetorical devices such as: allusion, anecdote, and humor, to delineate how the amount of reading has decreased. In this work, Stephen L. Carter alludes to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This is shown by the quote, “The more of us who reduce reading to no more than an unpleasant obligation, the faster we descend toward the world of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451.” His analogy to this novel provides a clear illustration of how Carter envisions society’s future without reading.
Rhetorical questions impact me as a reader by, engaging me into the text and also by making me think about what is being talked about in the book. Rhetorical questions impact the reading experience by bringing in new ideas and thoughts to the book, and makes you ask yourself the questions that being asked. I think that he added rhetorical questions to help the reader to think more about the book, and to help add an emphasis on what is being talked about in the book. Elie Wiesel is is trying to impact the reader and the reading experience by adding an emphasis on how what is happening doesn’t matter anymore, because they are going to end up dying anyways, whether that is in 20 years, or in 20 days; at the concentration camp or at their house. Personification: “But it was all in vain.
The Quality of Mercy by Anne Schraff When I went to the library, I was very confusing which book I had to choose. But the cover of “The Quality of Mercy” grip my attention, I got curious to read it base on my love for author Anne Schraff. Also it was my reading level. I told myself I will like it, because all Anne’s books are very fantastic. At first, I didn’t like everything.
However, they both like to emphasize mysterious aspects in the story to highlight the plot. They also both use analogous phrases throughout the plot to somewhat foreshadow some symbolic events that might occur in the future. This style of writing greatly conduces an optimal reading environment and motivates the reader to continue reading the book. This reading style also motivates the reader to reread sections of the text and process it in their free time to fully understand the motives of the characters due to the fact that both authors sometimes leave information missing for the creativity in your mind to make up. However, there are also numerous differences that may clearly appear as you continue to read their books.
Now I know that comic books are a lot deeper than I first believed thanks to Wolk’s writing. One day I may actually begin to read comic books because reading a selection from Wolk’s book has really intrigued me. The moral of Wolk’s selection is that as a society, we should not be so judgmental and just be able to accept everyone’s interests and
In my own opinion, Homeboy is an exceptional narrative, in which Malcolm X expresses his struggle of “self-degradation” (McQuade 181). Although I was not interested in an essay about a man’s hairstyle, I quickly learn that this essay is about much more. Elements throughout this essay enticed me to continue reading and enjoy the substance of what I was reading. The relatable aspect of changing to fit in, exceptional characters, content that makes me think are a hand full of reason I liked this essay. Plus, Malcolm’s good writing and description made the essay not only enjoyable to read but also an educational read.
Reflection How to Read Literature like a Professor was definitely a ‘thought provoking read’ like the table at Barnes & Noble said. Although at first, I have to admit that Foster’s writing had bored me a bit, until I realized fact that I had subconsciously been thinking about what certain items symbolize and how they were important to the story. Overall, I enjoyed the work; Foster’s book is truly “A lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines.” I liked the references Foster constantly gave to novels and movies, that helped me with visualizing what kind of ideas he was talking about, since I personally learn better through visualizations. Finding out about the classic fairy tales becoming modern ones, surprised me a bit;
In the essays, “Reading to Write” by Stephen King, “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, “Learning to Read” Malcolm X, and “Learning to Write” by Frederick Douglas have three things in common. In each essay Reading has contributed towards the authors life leading to benefit from learning to read, allowing them to leave a legacy behind. In each essay the authors has thought their self how unlike Frederick Douglass. For Stephen King, reading has done a lot for him. King stated, “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones” (221).
Finally I chose to put Cradle and All by James Patterson as my hardest book because frankly I did not understand it. I am trying to read more difficult novels, but I think I chose one a little too far outside my comfort zone. The plot is understandable but the language the author uses rather difficult for me to read. To sum it up, these books are all good choices and I would recommend them, but sometimes I just have to deal with what I can
Although I could not relate because of my lack of note-taking skills, the article did teach me a few things. The article helped me see that reading a book is more of a conversation with the author and myself. I believe Alder delivers an unyielding response and has a large number of the answers for the disagreement against marking in books. Alder does not say in his article that his view is the correct tactic but is rather only presenting a proposition of one way that he has attempted and experimented with and has discovered it to be an effective way. I believe this article could be read by anybody interested in increasing their learning experience and what they take out of their readings.
This reading went well for me because when I began to read more of the novel, I was actually able to answer my previous question before, making me better understand what I’ve read. However, the most challenging thing was the jealously that the mother had experienced towards Dana because I can actually relate to her and her obsession of their loved one to notice them. The strategies that I used to figure some things out would include me reading at a slower pace to better understand what I was reading, as well as analyzing on how the title can relate to the pages I was reading. Finally, when I read, I remembered tha teariler in the book that Dana concluded that Dana would teleport back to her time whenever her life is in-danger during her time
Moreover, I just want to enjoy the different books that are assigned or recommended. Pursuing these goals will strengthen my character of advocating for myself and improving my skills. Also, it is going to be a change for me because I don 't usually reach out for help and I try to figure things out by myself.
ACT Structure Writing F. Scott Fitzgerald is a great writer,especially for the novel The Great Gatsby, that takes our breath away.While the movie of The Great Gatsby is another work of art because it allows us to visualize each scene of the book with actual acting. While reading the book, there were parts that were confusing, but were clarified while watching the movie. In the end, the movie is a more effective work of art because it clarifies some of the confusing parts of the story. The first reason why the movie is a more effective work of art is because it gives us a better understanding of what is happening. The one point that stuck out the most in the book was at the end when Jay Gatsby was killed.