I discovered my love for English throughout my Puente classes. It exposed me to my passion for writing and learning new things. An example of this was when we read “ Borderlands” by Gloria Anzladúa which deals with how we identify ourselves composed of poems and written text. Explaining her story of being a Chicana; someone who is Mexican American dealing with the differences of both cultures.
Both Didion and Murakami use writing as a form of expression. Their writing style has its differences but both writers believe writing is about expressing oneself. Both Murakami and Didion’s ideas are derived from their backgrounds. A notable similarity in their writing is the creative use of storytelling and metaphors. Why I Write by Joan Didion, brought me to conclusion that Didion used writing as a way to find herself.
Michaela Cullington was a former student at University in Pennsylvania when she wrote the essay of “Does Texting Affect Writing?” Have you ever thought if texting truly effects our writing style when it comes to college levels? Cullington did research of her own from different people group asking this question. Her thesis sentence was “IT TAKES OVER OUR LIVES” (…). The way that she capitalized all the letters is something that can engage the reader and the curiosity of knowing what is taking our lives?
America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. This phrase is sung with pride and passion by American citizens. However, some of America’s hardest working citizens are shackled down by a factor that they have no control over. Poverty, is what’s keeping citizens imprisoned while they should be living free. An appalling 44 percent of homeless Americans are employed (http://nationalhomeless.org/).
William Stafford’s style of writing cultivated me in many ways. Throughout this piece, there has been many cliffhangers which want you to keep on reading. There were always questions such as, “what is going to happen next?” or “I wonder why this is happening.” Every question has an answer and all of mine were solved throughout the entire following of the writing.
In the excerpt from a memoir, by Virginia Woolf she reflects upon her childhood in a seaside village in Cornwall, England by displaying complex language techniques in order to convey the significance of specific moments in the past. Woolf’s most effective use of rhetorical devices can be found within how she was able to effectively incorporate in-depth metaphors and similes. The use of these figurative techniques provided a vivid image about what she experienced in her childhood memories. She spent a lot of time providing detail about the sea and how “one day the sea was full of pale jelly fish, like lamps” (Woolf 11). Not only did she use a simile to talk about the jellyfish, but personification as well.
Personal Statement 2) Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem-solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side. Because of the bedtime stories my dad would read my siblings and me, the love for books and the scenes the authors could create began to feed my imagination.
When someone people see blind people, they think that they can't do anything, but working together with those that can see, blind people can achieve amazing things. Helen Keller fights for the right of the blind and persuade the reader to help them. Through the use of persuasive language and grammar, she creates a persuasive essay to help the blind. Through the use of pathos, ethos and logos, Helen Keller makes her argument stronger and more believable. In the fourth paragraph she uses pathos “ blind men will not be content to be numbered amoung those who will not, or cannot, carry burden on sholder or tool in hand.
Nathan Harland Mrs. Schroeder English IV Honors 8 March 2018 Throughout history, humans have written letters in varying languages and times. Because of this widespread and extensive form of communication for much of history, a sort of art form was created in which people would place a piece of them self in their letters. Jane Austen does a great job individualizing each and every single character in her novel through the use of letter writing. The art of letter writing reveals much about the personalities of characters in Pride and Prejudice, notably Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins.
Narrative Style – The novel consists of two parts. The first part is written in the first person intrusive, as it is narrated by Dr John H. Watson. “We met next day as he had arranged, and inspected the rooms at No. 221B, Baker street, of which he has spoken at our meeting.” The first part of the novel being written in this way allows the narrator to convey his personal thoughts and feelings, “That any civilized human being in this nineteenth century should not be aware that the Earth round the sun appeared to be to me such an extraordinary fact that I could hardly realize it.”
Important Strategies for Reading As the person reading the first thing that it is done is find a perspective that chooses the way a person is going to react and judge an author’s story. A perspective, which varies acutely on the person, since people origin from many different backgrounds, and experiences. Margared Atwood, explains, and describes several strategies in several detail in order to provide the reader with strategies that would hopefully apply improvement. One of those strategies mentioned by Margared Atwood is Interpretation, which is what decides what people focus on when reading a story or an article of their choice.