In the poem, "To an Athlete Dying Young" by A.E. Housman and in the article, "Excerpt from OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building" by Wright Thompson, both writers advert to athletes such as Michael Jordan to suggest that those who live a long life of accomplishments will remain in the public's memories. Housman and Thompson suggest this because of how those who support the athlete are described once the athlete is out of the game and how the athlete's life is predicted. In "To an Athlete Dying Young" by A.E. Housman and in "Excerpt from OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building" by Wright Thompson, it is suggested that a long life of accomplishments will result as a long-term memory to the public based on how the supporters of the athletes are described.
He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable. He lost his beloved one. He uses what he adores to kill another one that he loves. This feeling, this emotion, is just too strong to bare that he lost his hope to live, lost his direction to live on. The fact that he died from cancer is a metaphor that signifies he is tired of this life and ready to take off.
At this point in the story, Farquhar escapes the grasp of death and travels back to his home. The author includes imagery such as “bright” and “morning sunshine” to give the story a sense of peace and comfort. The author fools the reader with a sense of resolve and victory; however, Bierce soon reveals what truly happens. “ Peyton Farquhar was dead; his body, with a broken neck, swung gently from side to side beneath the timbers of the Owl Creek bridge” (31). Because of the descriptive characterization, this final sentence has an unforgettable
I read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which gave me a new perspective regarding World War II. Unbroken was written from a soldier’s point of view, which inspired the reader and caused empathy towards the soldiers who were the victims of war. Silvie Zamperini or “Louie” grew up running from trouble and home. With help from his older brother Pete, Louie stops running from the law and starts running from his opponents as he develops his skills in track and field. Louie is no longer viewed as a criminal but a fast athlete with a bright future.
“Don 't cry because it 's over, smile because it happened’’ this quote by Dr Seuss represents a positive look to an end of an experience. For high school athletes this quote connects to a final game, or match, in one 's high school career.The great coach, Eddie Rake, awaits his death while the football loving town of Messina remembers his legacy, for Neely Crensaw and other past players the memories they remember cloud the reality of their coach 's status.By controlling the use of diction and repition John Grisham,the author of Bleachers, develops an idea that one should love memories whether good or
War reporter Ernie Pyle in a eulogy about the aftermath of D-day titled "The Horrible Waste of War" (1944) explains and details the events of D-Day before the beach is cleaned up. In order to communicate the scene before him, Pyle uses a cataloging of images, irony, and imagery. Pyle seeks to write a lasting remembrance of the sacrifice of the soldiers on that beach. In remembering the soldiers, Pyle is cognizant of the interest his audience will have, an audience of Americans, family member, friends, and loved ones. Pyle uses symbolism and repetition to organize his article.
By examining pride’s role in “The Scarlet Ibis” and in real life, it is evident that pride can be dangerous and destructive. In “The Scarlet Ibis”, the narrator’s pride ultimately caused the death of his brother and brought him pain and suffering. Since the narrator was only motivated by his selfish pride, he kept pushing Doodle harder and harder, without regard for his brother’s feelings or well-being. If he had acted out of love instead of pride, he would have been gentle and compassionate when he helped his brother, therefore preventing his death. The text states, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother.” Pride caused the narrator to act recklessly at the expense of his
Also, Junior reacts to the heartbreak of his grandmother’s death by finding an outlet to his struggles. By constructing lists of people, foods, books, and musicians that bring him happiness, Junior finds a unique way to grieve for his losses. He reflects, “I keep writing and rewriting, drawing and redrawing, and rethinking and revising and reediting. It became my grieving ceremony” (Alexie 178). Junior’s ceremony forms hope out of a bitter misery surrounding him.
Pride is what motivates the brother due to the humiliation of having a crippled brother to teach Doodle to walk. Dialogue conveys the narrator’s true thoughts at that exact moment and shows his response to the questions directed to him. The narrator expresses how the pride he felt during his earlier years results in the guilt of pushing Doodle to his death because of the hardships that Doodle went through because of the narrator. The narrator’s pride is at first due to egotism, but as time passes by, the narrator comes to the realization that his pride changed to guilt for being embarrassed by his one of a kind brother a looked up to him. Pride can affect anyone once they become overconfident in someone or something, but it will eventually lead to guilt as they look back at the outcome of their
The poem 's diction keeps emphasizing on death and the horrors of it which is intense. The era that this poem was written in influenced the tone because at that time no matter if the battle is won or lost the soldiers who sacrificed themselves should be honored no matter what, and should be acknowledged. In Mary Borden’s The Song of The Mud, the tone is sarcastic and ironic but still gruesome about war and going into the wars, the title of this poem is a great example of how ironic Mary is about war; in this title the reader would infer “song” is joyful and positive but then “mud” is negative and unpleasant. She believes that wars strip soldiers of their value and that no human being should experience the horrors of