Teri Kanefield’s article “Imagine This Was Your School” illustrates the bravery and courage had trying to stand up for what is right. In a similar way, the poem “Barbara Johns Reaches For The Moon” by Irene Lathom provides details of how all students at Moton High, and Johns fought with strength and fearlessness for equality. The hard work paid off when all blacks and whites could go to the same school together. Courage and valor are shown by Barbara Johns in both works of literature. Imagine what a world it would be like if everyone had the courage to stand up for what is
In Chapter 4: “Education” of the book The Language of Composition by Renée H. Shea, different views on education become apparent. Moreover, our schools may not serve the goals of true education because of the way students participate in teachings, why and how the teachers teach, and the way the students get taught to comprehend information given to them. Firstly, in “I Know Why The Caged Bird Cannot Read” by Francine Prose, Prose tries to persuade the audience that schools need to have students participate in reading books that have a meaning or give the students skills they will need in life. She believes that English classes in schools lack in giving the students literature that deems appropriate for their age.
Some may say that educational systems are superior, however, some can argue that the educational system needs a change. Francine Prose’s purpose in “I Know Why The Caged Bird Cannot Read” stood out clearly, to inform parents on how the current system of education is ineffective to young learners. Her use of words, ethos, logos and pathos appeals to educators and students to inspire change in their education standards. Prose wittingly begins her essay with a shocking opening paragraph; her strong language in which attacks the various works of literature.
In her narrative essay “The Sanctuary of School,” Lynda Barry recounts a story from her childhood that illustrates her relationships at school vs her relationships at home. She tells us how public school was her sanctuary from her unstable home life. It was a stable environment that she depended on. She tells us this when she says ,"[F]or the next six hours I was going to enjoy a thoroughly secure, warm and stable world." Unlike at home, her school was a place she was noticed and cared about.
"The version of that sentence that a writer chooses tells us a lot about the situation, the speaker, and the person being spoken to." "From Exclusion to Belonging” by Gary Yee is a narrative essay based on Chinese immigrants who search for a place to belong. It is about Chinese immigrants having to pay a separate head tax which prevents Chinese immigrants from coming to Canada and separating Chinese families. “Long Long After School” by Ernest Buckler is a short story based on a teenage black boy Wes who is bullied and looked down upon due to his skin color. He was protected and liked by a third grade teacher, Miss.
Lynda Barry in her work The Sanctuary of School, wrote about her life as a kid with a toxic family life where she relied on school to be a place she feels secure. She tried to escape from her toxic family by going to school; was the only way for her to relieve her mind. The school granted her freedom to draw and provided her a safe place to stay. Painting and drawing was the only activity that made her happy. By doing these activities were the only way to express herself.
In Lynda Barry’s essay “The Sanctuary of School” the author gives her personal feelings about the education system and when times get hard the first thing to go from the schools are the art programs and the after school care. She than talks about how her home was not a safe and stable place to live with her brother and she found her school to be a safe haven. I also have a sanctuary and peaceful place I run to when I needs to get peace and it’s my grandmother house.
As Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Donovan Livingston, a graduate at Harvard Graduate School of Education, has similar views on education. His passionate and inspiring speech called “Lift Off” was given at HGSE’s Commencement Ceremony on May 25, 2016. The speech discusses the importance of education as well as the obstacles and injustices students, especially those of color, have experienced throughout history in getting an education. Livingston’s graduating classmates who are becoming teachers, as well as teachers and educators in general, are the audience of his speech.
Those in integrated schools were more introverted and struggles with social adjustments and experiences dissatisfaction with relationships with family and teachers. This served great importance for issues relating to education, reform, social development, racial identity, and other topics relating to segregation and
After few hours reading, “The Sanctuary of School” was written by Lynda Barry, grew up in an interracial neighborhood in Seattle, Washington State. Then, I think this article was interesting to read. I love the way how she told us her past experience by using her own voice to lead us step by step get into her story, then she also shares us about her feeling and how it impacted to her future life. Plus, at the end, she argues that the government should not be cutting the school programs and art related activities. Those programs definitely do help the students and the parents as well.
Rhetorical strategies are a variety of parts that make up an essay. The strategies include everything from explaining a process, to structure of writing. Whether the author 's purpose is to entertain, inform, or persuade, ultimately these strategies will strengthen not only the author’s purpose, but also the writing itsef. Typically when authors use these strategies, they are very precise to how they use them, and when deeply analysing a piece of writing, this is very clear. In Bell Hooks’ “Understanding Patriarchy”, she used rhetorical strategies to convey her purpose. Bell Hooks, is Gloria Jean’s pen name. Bell Hooks is an American author, socialist, and feminist. Her rhetorical purposes, are to inform and persuade. In her essay she is informing her audience about patriarchy.The definition of patriarchy is “a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line” (Dictionary). Hooks explains everything about patriarchy, she explains a religious perspective, a feminist perspective, and even a personal experience with patriarchy. To strengthen this, hook uses numerous rhetorical strategies. Hooks’ use of structure, tone, personal experience, logos, and variety of perspectives, support her purpose and strengthen her essay.
In fact, it is my belief that she gains hope from these interactions and this is in turn what fuels her interest in the civil rights movement. In the book, Coming of Age in Mississippi there are many instances where the African American community were treated poorly. In one incident, a house was set on fire and an entire black family was murdered. “That house didn’t just catch on fire.
The author establishes her ethical appeal, by providing the reader with a vivid image of how her childhood was growing up colored. She let the readers see through her eyes by providing common grounds, with people of color. Growing up in an exclusively colored town, and only seen whites occasionally, gives the author no reason to see herself as colored,
As stated in the text,”We stepped up the front door of Central High School and crossed the threshold to that place where angry segregationist mobs had forbidden us to go. ”(Beals,37) The way Melba adapted to this Turning Point was that she accepted what was happening to her. Melba made a connection with my thesis because of her actions and everything that was happening to to her made a big impact on her
Melba Beals was going to Little Rock High School in Arkansas for the first time, which was a life changing experience for her. But there were some events that challenged her, like, Racism, Verbal threats, Spitting, people trying to fight her, and segregationist mobs. ”We began moving forward the eerie silence would be forever etched into my memory. “ Said Beals. “ We stepped up the front door of the central high school and crossed the threshold where the angry segregationist mobs had forbidden us to go”(Beals).