In Scott Russell Sanders’ essay “The Inheritance of Tools”, Sanders explores the relationship that he had with his father. Concrete objects like the wooden tools that he inherits from his father provide the basis for the reflections on his relationship with his father. He manages to indicate his attitude very early on in the essay using both features of style and rhetorical strategies. The author establishes his love for his father and sadness at his passing by narrating an anecdotal story involving his hammer, word choice that conveys his sadness, and strong use of imagery. The paragraph in Sanders’ essay that explains the story behind the handle of his hammer and how he had broken it several times uses an anecdotal story to convey Sanders’ attitude towards his father 's death.
It shows a side of humanity and mortality in Odysseus’ that is not depicted in many other characters. Specifically shown on page 255 the words “Salt tears rose from the wells of longing in both men, and cries burst from both as keen and fluttering as those of the great taloned hawk, whose nestlings farmers take before they fly.” This quote is a great example a true reunion. Both physically and mentally. By seeing his son for the first time, Odysseus is given a sense of peace, and spark of purpose, he knows his hardest journeys are behind him, and there is still a life waiting for him. It makes his whole hero’s journey worth it.
The parallels between Fitzgerald’s own life and “Babylon Revisited” (along with his other stories) are apparent. Perhaps he was able to write such masterpieces by utilizing the pain and joy he felt in his own eccentric and somewhat depressing life. “Dear Pie” starts out a letter from Fitzgerald to his eleven year old daughter, Frances. He continues, saying “I am glad you are happy but I never believe much in happiness. I never believe in misery either.
Because of the context of the letter, Frethorne is also attempting to ingratiate his parents to aid him in his plight. Frethorne writes: “Loving and kind father and mother: My most humble duty remembered to you, hoping in God of your good health, as I myself am at the making hereof” (par. 1). Frethorne’s use of diction in the words “Loving,” “kind,” and “humble” reminds his father and mother of their role as caretakers and paints himself in the light of a son thinking of his parents to strengthen his case for assistance later in the letter. To accompany this, Frethorne uses the imagery of his diet to appeal to his parents’ compassion.
Jessica Christy Klayton Kendall English 121 7 September 2015 A Better Understanding In the essay ‘Disliking Books” Gerald Graff claims that he has an “advantage teaching literature”. That advantage is attributed to the fact he felt animosity and fear towards books growing up. He didn’t understand what he was to say about these books that never related to him. Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher.
In this quote, Holden describes his younger brother Allie 's baseball mitt. The quote is significant to the novel because it provides context on Holden 's past and the reason for his behavior and apathy towards life. In the quote, Holden addresses Allie for the first time while discussing the details of his baseball mitt. Holden describes his brother 's baseball mitt as having "poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere",the quote shows the similarities they once had and their shared passion for reading and literature. Allie 's baseball mitt serves as a symbol of Holden 's love for his brother as well as the sorrow that he has experienced since his passing.
While Bull Meecham may love his children, he doesn't necessarily show it often, wanting to uphold his strong and military sense of mind. Over the course of the novel, the author, Pat Conroy, sheds a light on Ben, and the novel becomes more centered around him as he ages. This is an example of the two following words, with their definitions: Tone: the attitude of the author towards the character/subject. Mood: the emotion that the character gives off. When Ben Meecham turned eighteen there was
The author utilizes the rhetorical device to conclude his writing and synopsize its significance. “Road Not Taken” is a renowned poem by a famous American poet containing a message about life’s choices that is familiar to most people. Donald M. Murray uses the notoriety of the poem’s message to his advantage by alluding to it. In doing so, he emphasizes the similar message of his essay about how innocence causes blind decision making and the way in which people look back on those
The support of friends and family can help contribute to a character's ability to overcome difficulties. In The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth, Devin was able to overcome his problems with the help of his friends and family. Devin's grandfather helps Devin overcome his difficulties throughout the story. At the beginning of the book, Devin was struggling to take care of the farm on his own when his grandfather died and remembered his grandfather once said: "' You'll go there someday too, Dev.' His grandfather had told him 'When you're ready to leave.'"
Sick with the world. He wanted to smash something, anything, cleave something in two. He started clearing land, a couple of acres he and his father had just begun working on when his father died”(pg 295) The farm shows us how it's the only place where Arthur can let all his emotions out. Its also a place where Arthur can grieve over the loss of his friends and