In the article, “Shitty First Drafts”, from the book “Bird by Bird”, the author, Anne Lamott, clarifies a common misconception that people have about good writers and their writing process. Good writers don’t just write fully formed passages when they first start writing; they develop their ideas by making imperfect first drafts, which she implies,”… I know some very great writers… Not one of them can writes elegant first drafts” (1). Lamott introduces her claim through her thesis statement, “Now, practically even better news than that of short assignments is the idea of shitty first drafts” and “All good writers write them”(1); this is introduced in the first paragraph.
Renfroe Kory Renfroe Hensley English 11 / Fifth Period 27 February 2018 Part 12: Rough Draft First to start off with, Babylon Revisited is one of the most fascinating stories ever because the author uses persuasive words that makes the reader want to read more. The second thing that will be talked about is Charlie feeling guilty about his wife death. Third, will be about metaphors because they compare some things together. Fourth paragraph will be about the author’s style and how Fitzgerald made the story so entertaining.
In Hawthorn 's excerpt, he uses an extended metaphor, comparing an eagle to the United States government, through contrast, imagery, and bitter diction to convey a resentful tone in regards to American authority. He describes the eagle as a threatening and dangerous creature, possessing a ¨fierceness¨ about her, not having a ¨softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow”, as well as lacking compassion, as she would ¨fling off her nestlings”. This depiction clearly expresses his disdain and contempt feelings toward the government. In this passage from the Custom-House, Hawthorne describes his hometown- Salem´s, distressed sea port, after the war with England.
Metaphors is a poem about an unexpected pregnancy. The first clue to this is given in the very first line which reads: "I 'm a riddle in 9 syllables" where the riddle is her pregnancy and 9 syllables correspond to the 9 months of a normal pregnancy. Throughout the poem there are many allusions to the speaker 's growing size throughout the pregnancy. She compares herself to large items such as an "elephant" and a "melon" as well as a "cow in calf". The author and speaker of the poem however never truly reveal the pregnancy but the parallels are evident.
David Thoreau uses many different rhetorical strategies in his essay to make different connections to the reader's mind and imagination to get a clear point across. In his narrative, Walden, Thoreau uses many displays of figurative language and imagery to set the scene up for what he is trying to explain. Thoreau uses many different examples of figurative language, the biggest reason why I think he does this is because he wants to make his writing a little bit more expressive, and be able to make claims that will be interesting. “The hollow and lichen-covered apple trees, nawed by rabbits, showing what kind of neighbors I should have,” here Thoreau is explaining what his surroundings are like while he is in nature.
Hawthorne pessimistically incorporates comparisons and extended metaphor to characterize the American Government. By comparing the American Government to a intimidating eagle, and incorporating the eagle in his extended metaphor, Hawthorne, in a disdainful manner, labels the American Government as valiant, yet apathetic and unreliable.
In “The Journey” by Mary Oliver, she uses the repetition of the phrase “you finally knew what you had to do” (92:1-2). She uses the phrase throughout three parts of the poem. Each phrase goes with the beginning, middle, and end. In the beginning of the poem, the phrase is used to convey the feeling that the individual is having this awakening in his or her life of what they finally need to go out and do. Oliver uses the words “one day” that tell us that the individual is getting this feeling to go on the journey all of a sudden (92:1).
Starting with the " To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth" which theme happens to be a poetic statement that Wheatley makes of gratitude and admiration towards the Crown of the Colonial government , in which she finds herself subjected to praising the unlikely of a bureaucratic appointment. As Wheatley states in her poem; "Though praise immortal crowns the patriot 's name, But to conduct to heavens refulgent fane," this line shows how she gradually composes a thematic ground into imagery towards the heavens and shinning temples, to those who are reading this (line 39-41).She was a very intelligent writer who uses metamorphically symbols to include her Christianity beliefs to dispense her way of thought to others. To continue she
Williams is telling an epic story, of her spiritual quest, of her place in the world and how she fits into it as a woman and a woman of faith. Just like Odysseus and his journey on the long way home from war, Williams long journey is just as potent with struggle, healing and her retrieval of power from outside of herself. It takes on mythic proportions as she struggles with each scene and experience. Williams has created her personal epic myth. What an amazing tool for therapy, or just for daily practice in our lives.
In many poems, elements of human nature are displayed. Perseverance to find contentment is an idea developed in “Chicago”, by Carl Sandberg, “Lucinda Matlock”, by Edward Lee Masters, and “Mrs. George Reece, also by Masters. It is suggested that it is human nature to persevere through hard times in order to be content in life through the tones, figurative language, and imagery used in these poems. The tones that Masters and Sandburg develop in their poems display that the speaker or group of people the poem represents are happy with their lives despite the obstacles they have faced.
People are like snakes Like snakes some people go behind your back and bite you. Shirley Jackson’s story “The possibibility of Evil’ is a very weird but good story. The story’s about an older women who’s leaved in the town basically all her life but she is very judgemental person that writes mean letters to people.
Through the use of anaphora, metaphor, and informative figurative language, Barry portrays the work of a scientist as challenging and complex. Barry begins by using patterns of repetition and anaphora in the first paragraph. He does this to strengthen the traditional recognition that certainty is good and uncertainty is bad. Providing these antithetical concepts of uncertainty v. certainty, or good v. bad, also strengthen his claim that the work of a scientist is challenging and complex. Next, Barry complicates our understanding of the nature of scientific research through the use of metaphor throughout the essay.
The Catch I like this poem because I could picture it really well. I watch football with my family and my brother plays football so this I can picture seeing. Like I said, the poem has really good imagery to express how the football player caught the ball and made a touchdown. I also like the similes in this poem, like "We switched places like it was a sideways game of leapfrog". The similes in the poem add more figurative language which makes the poem interesting.
Essay A, Essay B One big aspect in Donna's response was her emphasis and importance of developing a thesis. The two essays we read were precursors in showing us the importance of a thesis and how we are to incorporate it into our writing. Donna also went on to talk about the importance of considering your audience. When it comes to the two essays, "Once More to the Lake" happens to be much more relatable and pertinent than "The Death of the Moth.