To my knowledge. And back to the writing in general - poor, at best. I couldn 't take the writing seriously, because it seemed choppy and almost conversational, but not a good kind of conversational. Like a conversational with someone that isn 't telling the story well. It was like the author was trying too hard for this book to be fun and light and cute... but it just seemed silly and poorly written.
These illusions are almost always damaging to us; however, to view life in a realist perspective is often too hard. We do not like to look at ourselves as imperfect beings, so we create these illusions to hide our imperfections; hide our dissatisfactions. It all seems so
Ironic, right? Reading about a place where you’re not allowed to read. The civilization in this novel sees books as irrelevant objects that don’t make any sense and cause trouble and sadness by making people think about things they don’t want to think about. Within this novel, a few
The first words that rise from the work to the reader is “Do not weep” (Crane 1st stanza), yet it does not comfort the audience. The title emphasizes that the poem is sarcastic and this makes the reader feel doubtful towards the greeting presented to them. In addition,
English 103, 10-16-16 journal # 7. I am neutral in most of the “Lorde’s Royals Isn’t Anti-Rap, It’s Anti-Imperialism” article. I do not like any rap (it makes my head tired) therefore, I do not know anything about rap. What I did not like of the song is the intense allusion to fantasy, we need to be realistic and try not to immerse ourselves in a fantasy world. I disagree with the part of the article that says “Americans are used to the rest of the world bending over backwards to blend in with their culture”, if foreign stars like Shakira sing in English is because their big success in their native language is not enough for their ambitions.
In “The Trouble with Poetry”, and “Introduction to Poetry” Billy Collins focuses on the issue of forced inspiration, and the lack of appreciation readers, and aspiring poets have for the feel of poetry. In “Introduction to Poetry”, Collins mentions that some poetry enthusiasts try too hard to find the meaning of a poem; to try and decipher it like some ancient hieroglyphics, that they forget that poetry is not an essay and does not necessarily have to have a distinct message. In stanza’s seven and eight, the speaker states that poetry should be felt, and that what one poem means to a group of people could have a completely different effect on another group. In stanza eight “Feel the walls” is the speaker’s ways of saying that one should feel a poem and let the poem speak to them, instead of searching for what they believe to be its true meaning. In “The Trouble with Poetry” the speaker touches on the same idea of how poetry is so forced, and how it has lost its meaning as an expression and has become more of an addiction among
There are different types of paradigms, reactive and proactive and each paradigm is completely different. Stated in the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”, a reactive person gets upset or mad about things the things you can 't control causing you to act before thinking. Let 's put a reactive person in a situation that comes from the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”. Let 's say your best friends all hung out over the weekend and didn 't want you to know about it and purposely didn 't invite you. A reactive choice after this type of situation would be to shove past her, go out of your way to exclude her, or go into depression and feel sorry for yourself.
I had become afraid to enjoy myself and accomplish things in case it upset her. I felt guilty about my achievements. I hid my capabilities and lessened my aspirations. The more I diminished my ambitions and interests, the less I wanted to attempt, lest I succeed and fuel her anger. Taylor Swift’s lyrics communicate that there 's constructive criticism, there 's professional criticism, and then there 's just plain mean.
This example shows the struggle with the issue of my own perfection, something that is apparent in the INFP personality type. Also worrying about not being able to portray the feelings in my poem to my audience made me fall into a high level of stress which resulted in missing some of the lines in my poem. This was due, from what I recently learned, because as an INFP, I do not have a high level of tolerance to stress (Human Metrics Inc., 1998-2016.). Now if I had known the information I have recently learned about my personality type I would have handled this situation differently. I would not have focused on trying to read my poem and having it connect with the feelings and emotions of everyone in the room.
This example clearly shows that freedom of speech is being compromised as people are unable to voice out what they truly feel and are mostly forced to keep their opinions to themselves as voicing these opinions will make the rest of the society think in a different way and steer them away to generate other ideas or thoughts. Another example that compromises the freedom of speech will be allowing the younger generation to understand and think on their own about certain subjects such as pornography or homosexuality. This example clearly shows that freedom of speech is being compromised as the younger generation are unclear or sure of what to think about such topics as they are unable to think for themselves and decide. The younger generation, most likely from the age of 12 and above, should be able to think on their own as to why it is not safe and not being told to think they are not safe as this would be controlling what they are thinking. Hence, Freedom of speech is being compromised as they are unable to think with