By depicting Miss Bessie’s physical appearance, Rowan is able to show the reader how her small stature also played a role in teaching her student’s. The writer starts the article off by giving a description of Miss Bessie, “she was only five feet tall and about 110 pounds, but Mss Bessie was a towering presence in the classroom.” This statement lays the foundation for Rowan’s view of Miss Bessie. She was his commitment to learning that he didn’t have at home. This was something he was going to need if he was to make something of himself. Rowan goes onto say on line 12, “this frail-looking woman could make sense of Shakespeare, Milton, Voltaire etc.” This example yet again shows Rowan’s view of Miss Bessie.
Clint Woods English IV AP 4th period January 30, 13 “Eleven” Sandra Ciscerno develops the remarkable characteristics that are portrayed by Rachael through the use of multiple literary techniques. Rachael, though only eleven years old, has the intellect of a woman that is much older than she is, however, her diction does reflect the typical level of language for an eleven year old. Rachael is able to explain the difficulties of growing up with pinpoint precision as she describes her embarrassment, hopelessness, and agony that she feels because of her ruthless teacher Mrs. Price. However, even while she is suffering through such a painful experience Rachael continues to remind herself of the birthday celebration that awaits her when
In the hall one day Jamie Jadestone one of the most popular girls in school came over to Julia and tried to start trouble, but to bad Julia is a smart cookie and can get herself out of bad situations she just simply said “Get out of the way” and walked on and that was in between second and third hour time and Jamie was in Julia’s next class. Mrs. Appleseed who taught World Geography and didn’t stand for any clowning in her class, nothing got past her eyes. Jamie was trying to pass a note to get best friend Amy but Mrs. Appleseed saw her doing it and sent her to the principle’s office, Julia thought “She gets what she dishes out” and smiles. The next day was winter break and everyone was acting
Giovanny Sanchez May 5, 2012 Ms. Collins Barbie’s World In everyone’s childhood there is always that one special non-living figure in their personal lives, a figure we admired, something we looked up to be, like an idol. In “You Can Never Have Too Many,” Jane Smiley thanks Barbie for the effect she had on her daughter’s lives as they were growing up to be young adults; by teaching them the feminine side of woman at an early stage, which ultimately allowed their minds to have a lot more options when it really came down to figuring out who they wanted to be at an adult stage. Smiley however, does not effectively support this argument because she gives a lot of credit to Barbie for the way her daughters turn out to be but she’s forgetting
Upon the introduction of the main character Jane in “Jane Eyre” we can automatically comprehend that she is an intelligent and mature young girl. Jane is depicted as a child way beyond her years through the way that she expresses herself and behaves. For example in the first chapter Jane narrates: “I never liked long walks, especially on chilly afternoons: dreadful to me was the coming home in the raw twilight, with nipped fingers and toes, and a heart saddened by the chidings of Bessie, the nurse, and humbled by the consciousness of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed” (Bronte, 11). The same can be said for Briony Tallis in “Atonement”, who finds enjoyment in reading and creating stories as opposed to most girls her age. The novel begins with her creating an in-depth tale of fiction titled The Trials of Arabella, which she takes very seriously.
Jessica A. English 12a 12 February 2013 Literary Analysis "I can't read. I don't know how to read or write, and I'm askin you to help me…" "The First Day," written by Edward P. Jones, is a short story about a little girl, who has grown up in a poverty stricken family, and her first day of school. In the story, the girl narrates her experiences with her first day of school while concurrently revealing clues of the story's bigger picture, so to speak. By showcasing a mother's desperate yearning for a life-better than the life she has had-for her daughter, Jones reveals some of the problems that are faced in today's society. Jones expresses these dilemmas within his story through an immense selection of literary devices and techniques.
How she is afraid to speak up for herself. How all she can think about is that today is her birthday and it shouldn’t be going the way it is going. All she desires is to be older than she is even if she doesn’t even feel as old as she is. Cisneros does a very good job narrating through an eleven year old. She is very descriptive to get
On the seventh page of the book, Ruby is focused on doing her work in an isolated classroom; Ruby seemed to ignore the fact that she was isolated and fully immersed herself in her textbooks. This makes the reader react with admiration due to the fact that she values education highly to the extent that she does not care about not having friends. Based on these two texts, we can see that the documentary represents education as the only key to a better future, while in the picture book, education is treated as a step to encourage racial equality and a new change to the racially segregated society of America in the 60s. From this, we can see that both texts convey the idea of education in different
Analysis and Interpretation of; “The Sin Bin or Lucy’s Heart” This short story could have happen today; it could have happened everywhere, in Nærum and in a hole other country. The main conflict and theme is; a teenage girl’s hard situation and choice of how to grow up, to fit in to the environment and the kids at the school, or to fit in at home with her family. To have your mother to look at you in a bad way, or your best friend but also the coolest girl at school? The theme can be to grow up, making the right choices, to fit in or just as simple as friendship. All these themes or can we call them questions or problems, are what the author tries to show us and maybe answer us trough the short story “The Sin Bin or Lucy’s Heart”.
Using these devices, Cisneros brings this girl to life in a wholly believable and convincing manner that leaves the reader without any doubt that Rachel is an eleven-year-old girl. When you hear a child speak, their language is simple and unstructured, running on from one idea to the next with little subtlety or complexity. These patterns are echoed in the piece, even when complex ideas come into play, for instance at the very beginning of the piece Rachel informs us of the fact we are both our own age and the sum of our parts “What you don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven you’re also ten, and nine…and one. And when …” she is communicating a complex idea that many adults do not understand, but it is all basic diction with no ornamentation, stringing sentences together sentences with ‘and’ as children who have yet to complicate their sentences do. The entire story is built in this fashion, parsed into small paragraphs, each representing an idea in Rachel’s stream of consciousness as she retells her story.