A single example of his decorative writing is shown when Geddes writes of the possibility of a relationship existing between the shooter and Ms.Scheuer. He hints at a similarity in age, and relates the shooters posture to bowing on one knee in marriage proposal. By rewriting this heart wrenching story into a poem Gary Geddes is creating a piece of art that can be shared for many years. As a result one is able to better understand the things that people have done wrong in the past and can help to positively affect our
In Joan Didion’s on keeping a journal, she talks about the things that she has written in a journal that she has kept since she was young. Joan Didion tries to explain to the reader why she keeps a journal, but the specific reason is remained unknown. After reading Joan Didion’s on keeping a journal, I think the main implied reason why she keeps a notebook is to suppress the bad memories that she had in her childhood. This argument is supported by expressing the difference between her childhood and her daughter, expressing difference between writers and non writers, and expressing her imagination of her past thoughts. Joan Didion’s “in keeping a notebook”, has shown that she writes to suppress bad memories by her expressing the difference between her childhood and he daughters.
A good example of irony in this story is the fact that Mrs. Mallard died after she heard the news of her husband being dead. Although this is not funny like most ironic things it still is irony. Foreshadowing is a literary device to show or indicate beforehand. It is used in stories and movies with the use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in the piece of literature. In the short story by Kate Chopin shows foreshadowing in the first sentence making it really easy to identify.
Not really knowing Miss Stubin, she realized that she was dead had died during the night. When Janie came into Miss Stubin’s room, they had said the she had left her a letter talking about the ‘curse’ that they both used to share. Stubin never told her any of this when she was alive, making Janie wondering why she did not tell her before. Even farther in the series in Fade she takes the job the Stubin had to help Captain Fran Komiski solve cases. This death helps the book keep going.
When reading this poem it seems short and a bit confusing to the reader, but once the reader finds something to apply it to, doors open to many new meanings. The poem contains a theme of madness against sanity, and remains open to a variety of deeper meanings. I applied this poem to Amy Tans book, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, because both the poem and the book contain a theme of rebellion, as well as madness. The Bonesetter’s Daughter focuses on the relationship experienced between a mother and her daughter. The book goes through three different time phrases from modern day California to the lives of Precious Auntie and Luling, and then transitions to Ruth understanding more about her mother and the wonderful person she didn’t see her for when she was growing up.
In “Their Eyes Were Watching God” The beginning of the story really ties in to the end of the story. In the beginning we find out about a woman who has had a long journey and she begins to tell her tale and eventually this tale brings her back to the place she is now. In the beginning of the story we see the main character Janie as she walks into town, tattered and silent. When she is finally alone with her friend Phoebe she begins to tell her of how her life was complete, how she lived life and found what she wanted in life. When Janie begins to narrate and the flashback to the past starts I start to learn of how she was young and curious, how she was trying to pursue love with another young man.
The revelation of her identity is revealed on Mango Street. Through the life of Esperanza’s great- grandmother (who she was also named for), she was able to find her identity. Esperanza stated, “In English my name means hope.” (pg.10) She describes her grandmother as a person she does not want to become. She states in the story about her great-grandmother, “She looked out the window her whole life…. I wonder if she made the best with what she got or was she sorry because she couldn’t be all the things she wanted to be.
When the meeting was over they closed it with the serenity prayer. I did not leave right away because I was still talking to some of the women. Mt thoughts on what the women got out of the meeting is a sense a hope. That they are not alone dealing with loved ones that have an addiction. I think it helped most of
Alice presented several skills taught by Miss Dennis such as asking them to pay attention to and to think about the things which are going on around them and telling them that good descriptive writing makes the reader see what the writer see. The teacher also taught her students to find their unique personal voices. Then the writer moved on to the impacts Miss Dennis had made on her life through narrating Miss Dennis ‘s encouraging her to the writing contest, which made her more confident and also the private conversation about the death of the writer’s father, after which they made a special relationship. Alice also mentioned their common interest on Emily Dickinson’s poems and the present given by Miss Dennis at the end of that year, which is cherished by her although it is now pretty old and broken. The writer showed her respect and miss of her writing teacher with simple but descriptive words.
Used to Live Here Once: Theme and Literary Elements Instructor; Betty Nazarian ENG 125- Introduction to Literature May 18, 2014 Used to Live Here Once: Theme and Literary Elements To discover the theme of any story one must look much deeper than just the plot of the story itself. The theme is the message in which the author is trying to convey through the story’s characters, plot, symbolism, and other literary elements used throughout the story. In “Used to Live Here Once” the short story by Jean Rhys written in 1976 the overall theme is that of a journey to discovery. It is a journey through memories to the realization that one has arrived into the afterlife. Through symbolism and tone, Rhys allows the theme of “Used to Live Here Once” to solidify, and allows the reader to fully understand the meaning behind it.