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    My Writing Flaws

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    This semester I completed Composition 2. During the course I wrote three essays. Like Composition 1, I had the option to rewrite my papers after seeing the grade. Having the chance to rewrite my papers was very beneficial because I could improve my grade, and more importantly, learn what I was doing wrong. Amongst my writings, three major flaws stood out. The three major problems in my writing were my inability to cite my sources correctly, my poor use of vocabulary, and my constant use of run-on

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    marks, but no periods. The comma and question mark cause another break or pause in the reading, but a period is the end of a thought. Without punctuation it makes readers think that, although Tom Thomson has died it is not the end of his legacy. With no punctuation it makes readers wonder if these are Kroetsch unaltered, and unfiltered thoughts. With few punctuation marks it also makes it difficult for readers to understand through the first read, which also happens to be similar to how many people thought

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    Rina Morooka Mr Valera Language Arts Compare and Contrast essay on “The poet’s obligation”, “When I have fears that I may cease to be”, and “In my craft of sullen art” The three poems, “The poet’s obligation” by Neruda, “when I have fears that I may cease to be” by Keats, and “In my craft of sullen art” by Thomas, all share the similarity that they describe poets’ relationships with their poems. However, the three speakers in the three poems shared different views on their poetry; the speaker

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    In many stories and poems; such as the Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, Annabel Lee, The House of Usher, and so many more timeless works, Edgar Allan Poe has been captivating his audiences with spine tingling thrillers through the words and style of his own twisted ways. The only way to describe where Poe’s writing belongs in history, would be classified as gothic genre. From the start of the 1800’s to present day and the future of literature, through irony, repetition, imagery

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    Two elements that any good poet understands and uses well are imagery and figurative language. Both are used in poetry in order to aid the reader in the understanding of the purpose of the poem. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson is a great example of the use of imagery in a poem. In contrast, “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath uses figurative language to show the reader what the meaning of the poem is. The two elements are necessary for a poet to have in their arsenal of tools for writing

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    theme. Follow the standard conventions of American English and MLA format. Here are some questions you should ask yourself when revising and editing your work: Spelling: Is each word correctly spelled? Punctuation: Have you used periods, question marks, commas, colons, and other punctuation marks correctly? Complete Sentences: Are all of your sentences complete, and neither fragment nor run-on sentences? Sentence Structure: Do you vary the sentence structure you use? Subject-Verb Agreement: Do

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    Writing 101 is the first college level writing class I have ever taken. After I decided to enroll into UMUC, I enrolled concurrently into Humanities 100 and Writing 101. While juggling a full-time job and a two-year-old at home, I figured I should start off with what I considered to be easy, introductory courses. Over the past eight weeks, I have gained considerable knowledge in both courses, but Writing 101 has really challenged me academically. When I began Writing 101, I was not familiar with

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    Poetry Assignment Langston Hughes Langston Hughes lived long and interesting life. He has written a great number of novels and plays, short stories and critical essays, was good in translations, and collected folklore anthology. Yet, the true identity of his talent was revealed in the verses. That is why Langston Hughes became one of the largest national poets of the twentieth century. Langston Hughes has touched major social and racial problems in his works. The issues of racial transition, discrimination

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    The meaning of a story is either diminished or developed by the format it is written in. In Raymond Carver’s “Everything Stuck to Him”, the author tells the story of a man and his daughter, as well as a boy and a girl. Carver’s story is a frame story, in which the author writes one tale within another. The main story begins when he introduces a plot including the characters of an older man and his daughter. Then, the story within the original plot begins when the older man tells his daughter

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    Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are the most representative and brilliant poets of the nineteenth century and in the American literature in general. However, we can also say that, between them, they have the most different styles of writing they can have, just as well as their lives. For example, as Christenbury (n.d.) stated, firstly that Walt Whitman was someone “[…] who struggled to get his poems published and who developed a broad admiring audience during his lifetime. In contrast, the reclusive

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    Author’s Statement “Friendship never stop, even when the world stops.” I am Ty’wan Nichols and I have writing three poems called “Friendship,” “Teamwork,” and “Ice cream.” They are good poems I am 12 years old. These poem are about what I like abou life. In the poems “Teamwork” and “Friendship,’’and there are theme and point of view are identified. While “Friendship’’ identifies point of view ,”Teamwork’’ identifies heme. In the poem “Teamwork” theme is identified. This poem is about Teamwork

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    Comma splices are also another form of common grammatical errors. Comma splices are also called run-on sentences; two main clauses are joined together and attempt to create one single sentence. One of the most common types of comma splice that is considered unacceptable is “a sentence of two independent clauses joined, or interrupted, by a conjunctive adverb preceded by one comma or enclosed by two” (A Few Good Words for the Comma Splice 185). In A&P, there are a few instances in which John Updike’s

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    Throughout time, literature has had the power to connect readers around the world by providing them with insight into different cultures. Readers may come together by analyzing different texts and how they represent different backgrounds and give readers from a different culture a new perspective. Matsuo Bashō, a haikai master, provided readers with an insight into Japanese culture by depicting his travels around Japan in his work “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”. In the text, Bashō depicts his

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    Writing is like a way for me to get all those possibilities, scenarios, ideas, and what if questions down on paper because it’s a way for me to express myself permanently. Before I took this writing course, I felt writing was not necessary for my education. In my writing 200 class, I have learned how to fix run on sentences, comma splices, fragments, and improve my grammar. I have improved my writing significantly, but I still have some work to do. I have been working on my writing and know I am

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    Epigenetic Punctuation

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    Epigenetics: The Punctuation of Genes The discovery of DNA in the early 1950s lead to a number of assumptions by scientists. The first being that DNA is an information centre and carries genetic information that controls all the biological processes in the body including growth and development. But only in the recently in 1996, a mechanism that controlled the ultimate control centre which is DNA was found. It was called Epigenetics meaning “change in genes”. Over the past few years epigenetics

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    on, when I saw that it was Language and Communication I thought to myself “oh my gosh this is going to be so boring”, but once I read it I actually thought it was extremely comical. When I think about punctuation I immediately freeze, but the way Lewis told his story about how to use punctuation was brilliant. In this essay, Lewis talked about how to use parenthesis, commas, semicolons, colons, exclamation points, quotation marks, and the dash; However, my favorite section was when he was talking

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    grammarian and author, Lynne Truss, in her New York Times Bestseller Eats, Shoots, Leaves, demonstrates the genuine importance of punctuation to derive meaning from written text, often through the dramatization of grammatical errors and the exaggerated outrage of pedants such as herself. Truss clarifies at the start of her novel that her purpose is not to teach punctuation, but to inspire a newfound appreciation for it by illustrating how its evolution to present day allows people to properly communicate

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    In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet’s father’s ghost vanishes in Act 1, with the parting words of “Remember me” (1.5.91). Hamlet responds to this utterance with the following: “O all host of heaven! O earth! What else? /And shall I couple hell? O fie! Hold, hold, my heart, / And you, my sinews, grow not instant old, / But bear me stiffly up. Remember thee? / Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat / In this distracted globe. Remember thee? / Yea, from the table of my memory/

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    I can only see the residual affect of love from within the family I belong. To me, other love is invisible and incomprehensible as I measure it to the type I am so familiar with. In the short story A Primer For The Punctuation Of Heart Disease, the author Jonathan Safran underlines the specific dynamic within his family by accentuating their unorthodox view of love and affection. I knew that families loved each other deeply, obviously, but it was outward appearance of such feelings that confused

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    Rhetorical Tool Analysis

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    importance of a rhetorical situation. John Dawkins wrote, “Teaching Punctuation as a Rhetorical Tool” explains the concept of grammar and punctuation being used as a rhetorical tool. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to show the audience his different rhetorical appeals being expressed in his letter. Each author presented a point that the students need to know to help them in writing; however the use of punctuation as a rhetorical tool is uneasy to understand, therefore to present

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