Often to amateur writers, the process of writing seems like a chore; a mountain of words to sieve through before they can create a comprehensible wall of text. Lamott uses witty lines and anecdotes from famous writers to show that everyone faces the same problem and provides a simple enough solution. In my mind at least, this short piece has enabled me to look at essays in a different manner. That it’s alright to make mistakes and your first draft can be like throwing poop at a blank canvas; you can always clean it up later. In persuading her readers, Lamott uses ethos, logos and pathos to great effect.
For example this sentence: “The only thing that has ever reverted is home furnishing, thanks to Ikea, which has somehow succeeded by reversing comfort evolution, taking us back to the Dark Ages with its hard, disapproving chairs, as 25 if sitting were a perversion or a sin, while forcing us to build it ourselves.” This is a whole 3 lines long. These long sentences’ holds a lot of information between only two dots. A very good way to compress a single metaphor ore symbol into one sentence, instead of spreading it over a whole
They all elaborate and personify madness as a derivation of vitality, form of genius, sanity put to good use. You see, if I’m not mistaken, two of society’s most reliable sources contradict between their statements. And yet we haven’t come to the amusing part. Society is unable to differentiate let alone comprehend the difference between such astray notions. Gentleman, reflect and ponder, society should not define madness for us, society itself is mad.
Infinite Jest: A Failed Entertainment - The primary failed entertainment of Infinite Jest is The Entertainment that James O. Incandenza made for Hal. On p. 839 Wallace writes: “” The most obvious way that Infinite Jest is a failed entertainment could be that well, in the common sense of the word, it just isn’t that entertaining. Given the colossal length, the frequency of foot notes, the almost nauseatingly non-linear storytelling, Infinite Jest is many things, but entertaining it is not. --- A failed entertainment signifies something that aimed to entertain and then didn’t. Yet, because Wallace called Infinite Jest, A Failed Entertainment.
Carina Rivera Mrs. Morey AP Lang 30 January 2015 The Demand for Pink Birds Prices view on America’s culture is how simple-minded, ignorant, and easily influenced America’s culture can be. In Price’s essay “ The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History” Price’s narrating attitude is a mix between caustic and didactic. Each paragraph is filled with information, educating the reader on how America was influenced by flamingos in the 1950s. At the same time, readers can feel a sense of sarcasm throughout the essay. The essay is written with information to support Price’s claims on her view of how America’s culture can be simple-minded, ignorant, and easily influenced.
Under Elizabeth the British navy flourished. Late in the century Spain began to lose power. .Population was growing at a rapid pace. B. Spanish, English, and French exploration: SPAIN: Originated with the Italian Marco Polo’s exploration of China in 1295. Late 15th C. Spain became united and due to the fact that the Portuguese controlled trade routes in Africa and Asia they looked west.
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Vince and the Slap Chop The commercial starts off with a person who introduces himself as “Vince” with a product called the “Slap Chop”, the advert starts off at a fast place with Vince talking fast and loud, he tells us that we are going to be in a good mood all day, with slapping our troubles away with a slap chop. He then grabs a potato and slaps it a few times and shows us the results, HOME FRIES he exclaims. He then says that “We love salad, but hate making it”, how wrong he is I hate salad, and never make it. He then tells us to add the vegetables to the salad; Vince is very excited about Slap Chop. Soup, Coleslaw, and tells us that his can of Tuna is boring and adds it to his salad, and WOW Tuna Salad.
Following the Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas, the Spanish has colonized both Central and South America in the 16th century. The Spanish aims and their attitudes had a huge effect on the Americas and their conquests were one of the history’s biggest turning points. Ever since Christopher Columbus discovered America, the aims for the Spanish were to gain control over their riches, land, religion, and resources. For example, the Spanish wanted to exploit gold, spices, and even their people, for slavery. Having heard the rumors of wealth and riches in the Americas, many conquistadors were motivated to have a journey.
Before my turn came to get into the chair and pay this ugly bearded man to carve my skin like a turkey, I looked at his previous work on Koi fish; all the while I was quite nervous. Although I had gotten a tattoo before, I wasn’t really looking forward to getting hacked up and ink dumped into my wounds to put it bluntly. My Mother describes the feeling of the tattoo process as, “The pain was… unique, but pretty easy to get used to” (Nicholson). I think that that was a gross understatement. I did not have to wait long, although I was third in line he seemed to be working very quickly.