This semester we have looked at many pieces of writing, including “Okay”, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Antigone Now, “Civil Disobedience”, and “The Ones Who Walk Away”. We analysed all of these pieces looking for themes addressing responsibility and found that even though each is quite different the authors use very similar writing techniques. Multiple writings shared the writing techniques pathos, the individual versus a community, and family to convey responsibility in the texts. The most impactful literature is the ones that pull at our heartstrings. Provoking emotion in a reader sucks them into the story.
These two authors both enjoy writing about the supernatural and things that other authors would normally not write about. They both use lots of literary devices to cause the reader to think about what the deeper meaning of the story might be. Some examples of these literary devices are irony, allusion, foreshadowing, imagery, and symbolism. ALthough these authors’ similarities, they have several differences. Ray Bradbury is the author of many famous books such as “There Will Come Soft Rains”, “The Last Night of the World”, and “Fahrenheit.” He uses imagery and in a lot of his work, a specific literary
Some of the examples that he uses are direct quotes from Mr. Washington. These quotes as well as other trustworthy facts helped his essay immensely. Trustworthy sources are important to the ethos style of writing, which appeals to ethics. Ethos allows the character of the author to persuade others judgements. When the writer uses solid
Throughout the poem, the author speaks out the issues she has to deal with because of her racial status, her profession, and her sexual orientation. She organizes the poem in three stanzas touching these three different aspects of her life. The first stanza is about her being black, the second is related to the power of the words, then, the third stanza displays her understanding of love. In fact, she explains gradually through her different identities how she transforms her anger and her frustrations into a triumphant self-assertion. The transformation of "coal" into
While looking back to Part VI in the book and reviewing the essays, I have learned a lot about the life experiences from different kinds of people and how their background influenced their life. The unique stories in this part were all really eye-opening and interesting to read, because you might not knew or noticed what was happening back in the days. People simply do not pay attention to the different lifestyle other individuals might have, they might be ignorant or they don’t understand their lifestyle including their life experiences. A great example is the essay from Mary Brave Bird’s and Richard Erdoes “Civilize Them With A Stick”. Here the author Mary Brave Bird is talking about how her family’s and her own life experience as a Native American was.
Throughout our history our society struggles with inequality. Sexism and racism still addresses like class, gender or other dominating classifications a structural problem in our United States culture. In Jean Baker Miller’s essay “Domination and Subordination” she discusses the temporary and permanent inequality. Miller states that the temporary inequality is a relationship between a dominated individual who explains and is a teacher to the subordinated individual. In contrast her explanation of the permanent inequality is the relationship of different individuals who always will be unequal.
In the book Zack, William Bell talks a lot about racism. He uses the characters to show racism. Some of the characters he uses to show racism are Ms. O’Neil, the lady at the motel and his grandfather, and finally Jen’s cousin Kirsten. They are all racist to Zack and that is why I am going to talk about them. William Bell is very good at showing racism in this book.
Stories often reveal deep truths about human lives, truths that can only be found by looking beyond the words plainly written on a page. In order to both tell the story and deliver deeper messages, authors strategically combine various literary elements to make up their writing. A prime example of thoroughly embedded literary elements is found in a novel written by Cormac McCarthy. This novel, The Road, contains an abundance of characterization, setting, and symbolism in particular. When analyzed, these elements provide yet another layer of meaning to any piece of writing.
With a plethora of books on varying subject matters, the world of literature is almost endless. Quality books and authors often camouflage further meaning behind a character, theme or symbol providing a treasure for readers willing to search. Ray Bradbury includes a hidden treasure in his novel Fahrenheit 451 by contrasting two of his main characters. The overall message of the story describes a futuristic society with many technological advancements, and the prohibition of books, where Ray Bradbury shows how devastating a society is with mindless technology and lack of quality literature and interactions. However, by exploring the juxtaposition between the characters Mildred and Clarisse, a further meaning can be found through their differing
Throughout the books Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, and Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, both of the authors have been giving the readers a constant reminder about the topic of othering. Whether the topic of othering was clear or hidden in the words, both Conrad and Achebe stress the fact that humans tend to alienate when they are faced with something different. How the authors introduced this topic came in various different ways, including how certain people were characterized, how symbolism was used, and how the book’s structure was composed. Throughout the books, different people were eventually introduced, but they were usually looked upon differently by the people of whom the main characters are a part of. As in Things Fall
Pamel Peralta Juxtaposition is often used in this book of short stories. It is the fact of two things that are completely different and create a contrasting effect, being put together. Danticat uses the variety of stories to help break down the harsh Haitian life. In each story, each character is experiencing their own problems and trying to take things day by day. In the book Krik Krak, a series of short stories, the author Danicat utilizes juxtaposition to create strong and positive characters that in return create the overall sense of hope throughout the book.