In the short story, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Mallard receives the news of her husband’s death, which she initially feels sad about but later sees beyond the bitter moment and feels joyous and free instead. In the end, Mr. Brently Mallard surprisingly enters, alive and well, while Mrs Mallard dies of shock and “happiness”. During these events, the three types of irony ( situational, verbal and dramatic) are prevalent and demonstrated.. Firstly, the short story has many instances that display situational irony. For example, Mrs. Mallard is sorrowful once she finds out about her husband’s passing. This feeling of grief would normally be long-lasting, considering that “she had loved him -- sometimes”. Nevertheless, she undergoes
Then, Miss Narwin asks the school district if they could allow her to attend a two-week workshop to make Miss Narwin’s teaching skills a lot better. This is because she feels that students these days have no passion on literature. Her funds got rejected and were given to the Marching band instead. In the other hand, Philip asks Coach Jamison if there is any way for him to make it into the track team and his response was to get extra credit from Miss Narwin, but he decides not to and later he never puts effort to Miss Narwin’s class or his grades.
Kurt Vonnegut author of slaughterhouse five, in the 1985 essay “How to Write with Style,” makes observations and recommendations for infusing personality into your work. It begins by defining "elements of style" as the unique personal qualities that you show to the reader.
As I was reading Melissa Duffy’s “Inspiration, and Craig Vetter’s “Bonehead Writing,” I found myself connecting with Vetter’s paper more than Duffy’s. I found that the presentation in “Bonehead Writing” to capture my attention, and that Vetter’s feelings about writing was similar to my opinion on writing. Through his wording and humor, I think Craig Vetter wrote the best essay.
Stephen King's "Reading to Write" (72) give details about King's methods on becoming a better writer. To become a better writer, you must read a whole heap of books. There are so many other things you can read other than books like magazines, newspapers, labels on food, and papers. As a student in college, I understand Stephen King's methods. Reading and Writing will help me further my college education, and it will help me get to my goal.
In this short passage by William Zinsser, Zinsser used compare and contrast to inform the readers about his personal opinions of being a writer. Due to different understandings and opinions on how to be a good writer, Zinsser decided to use compare and contrast in order to present a clean and detailed differences to the reader about how different people’s writing style can vary. By doing this, it would be extremely helpful for the readers to distinguish the differences of each writing style, see the benefits and disadvantages, and ultimately gather enough information to decide which style fits them the best. At the panel with Dr. Brock, Zinsser gave the audience a broader view of different writing styles and how they contribute differently.
Ray Bradbury is the author of Dandelion Wine and presents his ideas effectively to deliver his message to the audiences as intended. The book is set in the 1920s in the Green Town, Illinois a fictional town and the book is widely based on the author’s childhood. Moreover, the author based his creative work from the short story Dandelion Wine written in the Gourmet Magazine back in June 1953. The novel is full of hidden language, and the reader must be very keen to fully interpret the meaning considering that even the title Dandelion Wine serves as a metaphor for packing all the types of joys of the summer into a single bottle. The story widely revolves around a twelve-year-old boy Douglas who came into realization he is alive, and he stars to rejoice in the beauty of everything around him. Besides, Douglas makes Dandelion Wine with his younger brother Tom and his grandfather which represents the beauty of life he is living now. This assignment will attempt to examine various aspects of this novel.
In A Separate Peace author John Knowles reveals that even a strong friendship can be damaged by resentment or jealousy. Set in an all boy’s school in New Hampshire, A Separate Peace is the portrayal of a friendship between gene and Finny. Their friendship evolves from competing to completing each other’s identities.
When first writing in my journal I struggled with how deep to go with my discussion questions and what I should be asking my classmates. I feel that I have struggled with this because I lack confidence on what I am trying to prove or say in my writing. When reading in the past I have never pushed myself to question the author’s purpose or ask questions that invoke much thought. Up to this point in the year writing in my journal as well as annotating in the text, has helped my reading and writing immensely. My journal this year mostly contains quotes from texts and points from in class discussions that I felt were useful to understanding the novel and its purpose. I do not journal as much as
What is the most interesting aspect of the author’s style? Give one piece of textual evidence as an example.
“Ralphy, how many times do I have to tell you not to steal George’s cookies, you know he is a grumpy old gingerbread man. Get inside and dry yourself off , then go in your room, I think it is time to tell you a story.” Gary spoke to his son in a calm yet stern tone. Ralphy pouts off and dries himself , snuggles himself into bed as he whimpers in guilt and waits for his father to come in the room.
There are 17.6 million people in the United States who suffer alcohol addiction. This includes many famous people as well. In fact, a lot of authors are some of these people. In fact, an author’s addiction can shape their writing style and make it unique. Some people believe, however, that an author’s writing style has not changed when they are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Addiction influences an author’s writing style because it shows up in characters that they created and it gives them the inspiration to write their stories.
When I read the poem “Girl,” I felt as if the mother was represented as an unpleasant figure. The fact that the poem was written all in one sentence and had many amounts of commas told me that the girl was constantly told what to do one command after the other. These commands were told in a way that wouldn’t let the girl think of anything otherwise, the voice of the mother has now replaced the voice in the girl’s head, which meant that when she would make a decision her mother 's voice is the one that she will be referred to. However, on the positive aspect, it seems as if the mother was trying to raise a well-rounded child to grow into a respected woman. I see what she’s doing as tough love, a mother who makes sure that she is strict with her child. ‘when buying cotton to make yourself a nice blouse, be sure that it doesn 't have gum on it, because that way it won 't hold up well after a wash;’ In this quote from “Girl” it seems as if the mother only has good intentions since in the 1950s these are the basic skills of daily life that women would need to know. Overall, this is a poem which I believe is
The character Terry Malloy from On the Waterfront has the potential to fit into multiple heroic archetypes, including the tough proletarian hero, the antihero, and the Byronic hero. However, he best fits into the category of the Byronic hero because he does not meet all of the standards of the others.
Every good classic author has their own unique writing style. Their individual style makes them different from other authors. The classic authors use everyday things from their lives to express their style, and this makes their classics timeless. O. Henry, Mark Twain and John Steinbeck each express their styles in their work. O. Henry’s situational irony, Mark Twain’s social commentary, and John Steinbeck’s social inequalities are all examples of unique writing styles that make classic authors and their classics timeless.