It is okay to start a poem feeling that it does not suffice your expectation. Indeed, that should be a reason to force yourself to re-work it harder. As Addonizio suggests, "the more likely it is that you will eventually produce a worthwhile poem" (188). Thus, revision is a process where one has to think deeper and find other ways to examine the same piece. Many strategies can be implemented to achieve a productive re-structuralizing or reinvention of a poem.
The chemicals in the perm are so strong it can burn a soda can which can break off women’s hair. Hip-Hop Mogul Sandra Denton from the group Salt N Pepa’ shared her story of the asymmetrical trend back in the late 80s, early 90s of her sister giving her a perm which burned the side of her hair. Rock speaks to young girls as young as the age of five years old getting their first treatment. He also, talks to the late Maya Angelou who didn’t get her first perm till she was 70 years old. What are we saying to our children about hair?
The reason on why one should not want language to “always wear a tie and lace-up shoes” is because you want the reader to feel comfortable and forget that they are even reading. In addition, by breaking grammar rules, the author can enrich the experience of the story by enhancing the narration, improving the imagery, and bettering the dialogue. The time you do not want to write language in a “tie and lace-up shoes” style is when you are trying to tell a story and trying to engage the audience about a
It reassures us that Hector and his mother were reunited and are satisfied together. The author admits, “She wasn 't very old, but her skin had a weathered look to it, almost like leather. Her eyes seemed weary, as if she 'd seen too many things in her life that she didn 't want to see. And when she smiled, her mouth seemed too big for her face” (233). This description alone is not enough for the reader to know for sure if this woman is Hector’s mother or not, but the poem helps the reader to infer that it is because of it’s motherly tone.
The quote was said by Anne’s therapists. Anne’s therapist was trying express that she is so concerned about what others think of her work. The tapes in this book impact a ‘Confessional Movement.’ Throughout the transcripts of the tapes, Anne Sexton continuously needed her therapist to say she was doing good on her poems. However, her therapist wanted her to see the improvement on herself.
However, they both lead up to a positive ending. Elizabeth Bishop quotes, “…the art of losing’s not too hard to master though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.” She is meaning that even the largest of perceived failures are not as detrimental as they seem. Angelou conveys a similar message, ending her poem with repletion of, “I rise.
In the “toolbox” section of his book, he details the features that make writing good, highlighting aspects of vocabulary, grammar, and elements of style. Keeping these points in mind, the book, Wild by Cheryl Strayed does follow through as what Stephen King would call “good writing.” Focusing on the vocabulary, Stephen King has mentioned countless times to keep vocabulary “plain and direct” (King 118). “Dressed” vocabulary will only make writing more awkward. Reading Wild, there was a little need to look up words on the dictionary because they were simple.
It acts a clear shift in tone and makes the impact you’re going for even more meaningful. The form works well since some natural pauses fall right before a surprise, and making the lines too much longer would make it feel a little cheesy, I think. I’m not sure if the title is appropriate though because you don’t describe anyone skating, only two people in a chair. I think that the second half could be expanded to describe this relationship and the speaker’s feelings even more. Despite this, I really admire how honest and relatable all of your poems
What I learned from the reading of chapter 6 in the book They Say I Say was that an opposite point of view is always a good way to develop a longer conversation. Although I used to think that adding the perspective of a naysayer could make my writing to be less persuasive and could mislead the reader from my main idea, I realized that everybody has their own opinion and nobody would have the same thinking than I. Therefore, I was able to understand that in order to create a more interesting research paper for most reader, I would have to add other’s perspective to my writing that would make my claims to have more credibility and be more interesting even if a disagree with such claims. A perspective from a naysayer would apply very well to my
To analyze a piece of text, one must read that text, break it down into smaller parts, then elaborate on those little pieces. It is no different when trying to analyze my own piece of text. My text’s topic is on recalling a memory that impacted you greatly in the literacy area. So analyzing it myself should not be too hard considering I can elaborate better on parts that I feel need touched upon, as well as explain why this is so important a little more.
He thinks that Davis should use only full documentary evidence instead of using her imagination. For example, she relies on the Coras’s book, and at the same time; on her intuition and assumption due to the silence in Coras’s text. She responds back to Finlay in her article “On the Lame” in which she notes the “difficulty in the historian’s quest for truth…” The key point here is there is no one single narrative in history, but rather many stories to be told, representing various experiences in the past, is surely foundational to the historiographical school of new history.
In Lamott’s writing, she animates her ideas of writing raft drafts to the readers. Lamott delivers her message very creatively by using various descriptive and poetic phrases, making her piece entertaining and impressing. She frankly talks about her struggles as a writer in order to encourage the readers to feel comfortable making their first attempts. However, because of her language style in the article, her argument becomes vague. From the reader’s point of view, the intention of this article seems to be a ‘writing guide for beginners’ rather than an argumentative essay because her writing lacks evidence and credibility.
Many women still don 't understand the hidden power that they have. “As we learn more and more to cherish our feelings, and to respect those hidden sources of power, true knowledge and lasting action follow” (Lorde, 1982, pg. 281). Beyoncé is a great example of how she was able to use her voice and really promote feminism.
When the author states in the novel “ She was thoughtful, well-read young women, with opinions on a variety of topics such as the responsibility that came with Britain’s military power, the nature of commerce and industry under a monarchy, how to care for the poor and neglected(beddor 95).”In other words they are trying to say that they are recognizing her great qualities about growing up and be a woman. The author is also trying to say that she has matured in intelligence. In the story Beddor says “Miss Liddell didn’t try to impress him-indeed, she gave the impression that she didn’t much care what he thought of her and her and he rather admired that.(Beddor 96)” When the author says this he is saying that he likes that she is confident in herself to not need his opinion. The author is trying to show the reader that she has grown to not need his approval and to just be confident in herself.
Taking pity on a creature in the hopes it will keep fighting. The poem, “The Fish,” by Elizabeth Bishop, has a sad and sympathetic tone due to her use of imagery and diction. The reader can gather information about the fish and what it has gone through in its life due to the details in her use of imagery. The author's diction creates a sense of peace within the animal, even though it has been caught. These factors make the poem simple, but also sympathetic.