Life Goals In the essay “The Storyteller”, Sandra Cisneros describes how her identity was shaped by goals that she had for herself. Starting from a young Cisneros dreamt about living in her own silent home that fitted her taste. Years later after coming home from college she still had the dream of living on her own and also with a career goal of becoming a writer. Cisneros determination to follow her dreams was strong, however, her father’s did not agree with the dreams and even had a different idea of what he wanted for her.
Biography of Sandra Cisneros Sandra Cisneros, the author of “The House on Mango Street,” was born on December 20, 1954. Sandra grew up within a Mexican family with a large number of siblings. At a young age, she had to experience moving to different locations several times. Since she was relocating more than once, it brought a great deal of frustration to her.
The sonnet “For That He Looked Not upon Her” , written by english poet George Gascoigne, tells of a story between a man and a woman, and the speaker goes into details about their relationship with each other. The speaker describes his complex relationship with the woman, and using literary devices such as a confusing and conflicting tone, and almost victim-like metaphors, describes his attracted, but yet doubtful attitude towards the woman. The confusing and conflicting tone set within the story helps describe and expand the complex attitudes of the speaker. The speaker’s use of this tone shows how he has conflicted feelings to the woman, as if he wants to chase after her, but he knows that nothing good may come out of it.
I believe that Sandra achieves pride in herself over the years by taking pride in the fact that she is the only daughhter out of seven children, the fact that she is a writer, most of all I think she took pride in all of her accomplishments . After writing successfully for ten years she received two "National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and A guest professorship at the University of California, Berkeley. "(93) Her book was even sold to a major New York publishing house. But I think her greatest accomplishment was when heer father read her book and liked it.
Barry Lopez, an avid writer and a compassionate advocate for mother nature, is a talented author who conveys the problems that humans inflict on nature through his writing. In Barry Lopez ¨Of Wolves and Men¨ and ¨About this Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory¨ Lopez is able to relate his theme of guilt with the audience through the implementations of literary devices. Throughout both of his works, Lopez is capable of making the audience feel guilty through the literary device of pathos. Pathos, the work of making readers appeal to their emotions through writing, is a strong element that is composed throughout Lopezs work. By implementing pathos into his writing, Lopez is attempting to shame the audience into their biases about nature.
El Olvido by Judith Ortiz Cofer, covers the dangers of forgetting yours roots and culture. It emphasizes the idea that forgetting where one comes from and creating adjustments in a new setting, may be dangerous to the person. Many people are able to relate to this text, but Cofer was able to direct this to the hispanic race, as the common spanish names Jesus, Maria and Jose are used. This poem made a mood that made us feel sad and worried for the person telling the poem.
In an excerpt from Antigone by Sophocles, the speaker, Teiresias is stating that a good man is one who makes a mistake, recognizes it, and corrects it. Also, the opposite of a good man is one who knows they have made a mistake yet fails to correct it because of their pride. The Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu recently spoke about why the statue of a Confederate general is being taken down. Landrieu says “We still seem to find so many excuses for not doing the right thing. Again, remember President Bush’s words, “A great nation does not hide its history.
Harriet Jacobs was born in Edenton, North Carolina, in 1813. She has been the daughter of an enslaved father and mother. Her father, Daniel Jacobs, a carpenter, has been the slave of Andrew Knox. Her mother, Delilah Horniblow, has been the slave of Margaret Horniblow. Jacobs has had a brother called John S. Jacobs.
In the beginning of this vignette, Esperanza, her younger sister Nenny, and her two friends Rachel and Lucy are gazing at clouds. Esperanza gives the name of two different kinds of clouds, which causes the others to describe what or who the clouds look like. Rachel and Lucy start to describe how clouds are similar to things in their everyday lives, such as ones that “look like shaving cream,” or like Esperanza 's “fat face.” Nenny, on the other hand, starts to list various common names such as “Joey” and “Rita.” Soon, a playful argument ensues, and the girls start insulting each other, arguing because they are stubborn and prideful.