In other words, Lucille's arrival was more significant than Washington's. Also, I could visualize what happened during this event with Anderson's amazing marks of her pen. The reason this part of the book was important and compelling was, because everyone didn't know didn't know whether she was going to return or not. While several people doubted she was going to return, Matilda still had hope and faith. This shows to always have hope and faith, even when most people believe otherwise.
The work In Cold Blood was written with extremely varying syntax. Sentence length became shorter and more urgent when it coincided with the plot, and the length became long and drawn out during sections with no real action. Truman Capote utilized telegraphic sentences after the murders, many being very similar to the quote above. The author inserts a four word sentence followed by a one word sentence and then a 3 word sentence, emphasizing the fact of the matter, the Clutter family truly was no more; the wholesome ideal family was never coming back and the citizens of Holcomb were coming to that realization. If Capote had written the sentence differently, the reader would not have felt the blunt truth that the townspeople did.
O’Brien had used many literary devices in his book, especially rhetorical devices which are important for how and what he writes, but, the meaning of them is the most important. Even each line in the quote has a different meaning. “Stories are for joining the past to the future.” In my opinion, O’Brien means that by telling, reading, or hearing stories can make someone connect their past
Postmodernism is thought to include many “theoretical movements such as poststructuralism and deconstruction… through a common emphasis on discourse and the power of language in structuring thought and experience”. Writing a poem or a story is a pretty difficult job, and sometimes it can be a struggle to find the right “words” to depict a story, and keep the reader interested at all times. By using proper nouns and action verbs a writer is able to build a clear picture of the object, person or activity, and allows the reader to “feel” and “see” what is happening very clearly. Some writers often make the mistake of relying on adverbs, adjectives and “being verbs” to portray the images in their poems, which sometimes produce meager results and disengages the reader. The poem or story comes across as being “reported” rather than “enacted” and inhibits the reader from fully experiencing it.
Reading American Scholar and Civil Disobedience, stuck out to me the most. By going in depth with reading American Scholar and Civil disobedience I slowly developed my skill in reading older pieces of text, and truly understanding what they mean. Initially reading them was really rough as I was limited in my understanding of the purpose of the text, and the rhetorical devices that were embedded within them. As I learned that teamwork was quite important in situations like this, as my table mates and I had to exchange ideas and different standpoints with each other to decipher the text and learn the author 's true message. Before I was stubborn to use my table mates for help because I considered myself a fairly independent person, however I
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury displays the idea that family and giving them love and attention is very important, and that being knowledgeable can make a huge difference in your life, but it can also have a negative effect; this becomes clear to readers when many people in the society, including Montag experience this and some are able to notice it and try to change it for the better while others don 't give it the attention it needs. In part 1, Bradbury illustrates the idea that family is very important. They deserve love and attention-more than most other things in their lives. Montag and his wife, Mildred, are a great example of this. Mildred focuses her attention on her TV family instead of Montag, unlike Clarisse and her family.
Taking everything into consideration, Philip Zimbardo’s lecture “The secret power of time”, his argument about sense of duration is efficiently organized. However, the lecture makes people confused because of unreliable information. People may research more about time perspectives from other resources to become aware of advantages and disadvantages of belonging one type of time perspective such as being future oriented, or if Zimbardo uses some other resources, it may help to make his speech
Oftentimes in stories, authors disguise deep thoughts and details into broader topics. They try to get the reader to actually think about what they are reading, and ponder upon the deeper, more sensitive things of life. Certain authors have a way of working deep thoughts and ideas into simple stories. This idea is known as symbolism. Symbolism is defined as “the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.”
When I first came into English 1101, I had no confidence in my writing. I didn’t know if I was writing correctly or even forming an essay correctly, also I had trouble with research papers and the process of writing these kinds of essays. I would often feel overwhelmed and embarrassed because I was never taught how to write any essay correctly. I thought to myself, how could I have not known how to write? Writing should have been something so first nature to me, but through the help of Mrs. Hermanson and her positive attitude, eager teach, and nurturing nature, I felt unafraid to make mistakes, I became more confident in my writing and ready take on the world of writing.
The job of every author is not only to create a story with an interesting plot line, but also to create characters that capture the reader’s attention. In the classic story of, “Bartleby, the Scrivener”, author Herman Melville does an excellent job of portraying Bartleby in a way that leaves the reader wanting more. Not only does Bartleby’s character challenge the normal standards of the average employee, but the reader is also allowed to take a look into the mind of the author during a time of strife and struggles. Although it might be difficult for the reader to look past the many noticable differences between Bartleby and the average worker, once scratching the surface of comparisons they may be able to find similarities between Bartleby
and she appreciated that. Arnold works hard to make his friends. He sticks up to himself and doesn’t bully others even though he has been many times. Another time Arnold is kind to his friend is when he is talking about Rowdy, “It makes me think of Rowdy. I missed him so much.
In many chapters, I found myself not being able to retain his information just because his evidence was sometimes so overbearing and made it impossible to retain it all. It was hard for me to grasp the book, not saying that it should be dumbed down by any means but that I needed to be more educated on World War II and about life of a veteran to have common base to build on. But his paragraphs did string together the information very well in a way where it helped me guess as to what was happening even if I did not understand all the terms or style of writing. Overall, I do not believe the book got straight to the point and that it was packed with so many clips of information that it left me scattered brained as I read. But I am no expert in this section of historical events and I could be completely wrong with my interpretation.
The Revenant is a story based on the historical life of Hugh Glass, his journey of survival and revenge. Set in the 1820s, Hugh Glass a fur trapper on the Missouri river is attacked by a gruesome bear, suffering many injuries appearing to be life ending. With his throat slashed, scalp torn, and, arms and legs mangled, Glass suffered on the brink of death. Abandoned, left for dead, and stolen from by his companions Glass is forced to rely on himself in order to survive.
The Witch of the Blackbird Pond was about a girl named “Kit” or Katherine Tyler who ended up meeting a lady named Hannah Tuff, who people thought was a witch. Kit’s journey began when she moved to Wethersfield to live with her aunt named Rachael after her grandfather passed away. She traveled on a boat called the dolphin, and met Nat Eaten and flirted and hung out with him. She also met a polite, young man named John Holbrook. During the trip they stopped by America, and Kit got off the boat.
In the 1960’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma there was a difference between social classes and a ongoing war in this town. The Greasers were a group of people mostly dressed in leather jackets, and jeans. While the Soc’s (Rich kids) wore madres, and khakis, and even drove Mustangs. In the very beginning of the story there were clear differences between the Soc’s and Greasers.