The Raven: Sound Devices Edgar Allan Poe has been called literature's “most brilliant star,” but he is also very known for an unstable life. Poe was abandoned by his father at birth, loss his mother at 3, and was kicked out of college at age 18. As a result, his upbringing would allow him to struggle much of his adult life; but Poe did land jobs at some literary magazine companies, opening the opportunity for him to write short stories. Poe most famous story “The Raven” was also famous because of his use of sound devices that allowed him to create tone allowing the reader to better understand the story. One sound device he uses is internal rhyme.
Do you want to come? It’s got 10114 possibly combinations.” The reader is told that Magnus was an unusual boy, since he would love to listen to the music the parents loved from when they were young and dressed rather controversially in jackets with leather patches and singing in the school choir. Magnus is throughout the story viewed as a nerd.
A Separate Peace The novel “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles mainly talks about the relationship between two adolescents, Gene and Finny who were best friends and roommates during the World War II. The plot takes place at the Devon School in New Hampshire during a wartime. The two boys went on lots of adventures together and went through some ups and downs too. . As reading this piece one of the main themes that highlights the story is what rivalry and jealousy can cause to a friendship.
Jamal and William's relationship begins when Jamal is talked into breaking into William’s house by his friends. When he broke in the house William scared Jamal and Jamal forgetting his backpack. Jamal’s backpack contained his journals of all the writing he had done and William edited all of his work. After Jamal got his books back, he was reading a famous book by William Forester in his class.
In the novel, Athletic Shorts, author Chris Crutcher uses the literary devices, characterization and tragedy, to set a dark mood for the story, which contrasts with the bright atmosphere created early in the book. Characterization plays a very large role throughout the storyline. Lionel and Neal, the two main characters, undergo many changes as the novel develops. Lionel begins going into high school as a comedic, fun kid who tends to annoy his father. His father is on the more serious end, while his mother seems to better understand Lionel.
The Pigman, by Paul Zindel is a fictional book based on an experience that two high school students, John Conlan and Lorraine Jenson, had to undergo. These two teenagers become good friends and begin to hang out on a regular basis. Together, both John and Lorraine learn important lessons about love, responsibility, and freedom. John and Lorraine got bored one day with their friends, Norton and Dennis, so they decide to prank call a random guy, known as Mr. Pignati.
And then there’s the authentic, likeable characters! Lincoln is who every teenager reading Fangirl would want to be reading about in ten years. Cute, geeky, lovely, but his story isn’t easy and sadness frequents Attachments as much as the cute romance. Lincoln happens to hate his job, he still lives at home with his mother, his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends all have families… He wants out, but leaving Beth, and her emails, is difficult
Stars are not born they are made through the things which make them great. Silas Merritt Robertson was made the star of the hit Duck Dynasty through his humorous stories on the show. His book Si-cology 101 by Si Robertson is a recount of some of his favorite stories which give the reader a peek behind the curtain into Si’s life before Duck Dynasty and how his life has changed since the premier of the A&E show. The book includes stories of his children, wife, and time sent in the service. This novel is great for the reader who would prefer a book with lots of comical relief in some tense situations.
In the short story, “Seventh Grade”, by Gary Soto, the author pokes fun at seventh grade boys at the beginning a school year. The main characters are Victor, Michael, and Teresa, a girl Victor has a crush on. In the story, Victor learned that it is always best to be himself. Victor is a seventh grade boy who continues to make mistakes in front of the girl he likes. First, the writer tells us about Victor and his love for Teresa since they were young.
Author’s Crafts The way an author crafts a story strongly impacts the mood of the story. Within the novel, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, the main character - Steven - is a funny, sarcastic 13-year-old, When Jeffrey, his younger brother is diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L), his life takes a turn for the worst. However, instead of making the novel gloomy and depressing, Jordan Sonnenblick (the author) incorporated jokes and sarcastic comments into the tale.
Sherman Alexie is a Native American who grew up poor but smart. At a young age he taught himself how to read simple comic books. As he grew older, so did his intelligence and love for books. He was aware of the stereotypes against his race which pushed him to work harder to be knowledgeable and literate. He eventually became a writer and reaches out to young Indian children who are at risk because of their race.
2) Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnelblick is a unique, heart melting, and a humorous book. At first I thought this book would be about an average boy and his “struggles”, but the more I read I discovered a heartwarming story with unique characters that’s well written. The story is about a boy that has a younger brother with cancer, while his parents are busy working or taking care of their younger brother they fail to see the problems and daily challenges that the older brother is facing. The story’s has unique characters that bring life to the story. For example, Steven is the protagonist, his jokes can cheer anybody up, and he’s well known as Pes (a nickname his friends gave him, short for Peasant), and he even shaved his
In today’s world education plays a vital role in everyone’s life. No matter what you do or what you intend to do, education is needed. It was clearly not the same in Frederick Douglas and Bich Minh Nguyen’s world. In both cases the author’s education wasn’t needed and took a back seat because of their race and other factors. Frederick Douglas the author of the article “Learning to Read and Write” shares his experience of how he educated himself but it didn’t bring any change in his life.
The reason why Malcolm Little went to prison because he was convicted of robbery in 1946 but that’s when he started to write his own autobiography. This article opens up to when MalcolmX was born and how he became one of the most powerful leaders in the civil rights movement of the 1960s he was an leading spokesman for the black separatism he had a lot of powerful influence at that time. After the civil rights movement of the early 1960s he went on a Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in the Middle east. MalcolmX became an Orthodox Muslim he started to adopted his new Muslim name, and he decided to push himself away from the teachings of his religion, and from the world (MalcolmX).
Learning to Read and Write Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. He was born on February 1818 in Maryland. Douglas’s mother is named Harriet Bailey, and his father is an unknown white man rumored to be Douglass’s own master. Douglass was a firm believer in the equality of all peoples, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was also a believer in dialogue and in making alliances across racial and ideological divides, and in the liberal values of the U.S. Constitution.