Kenyatta Taylor Professor Main English 50 2 May 2012 Craft analysis “The Lottery” is successful as a short story because of the characters that serve to advance the plot and because of the way author Shirley Jackson establishes her setting to give the reader a clear perception of what is taking place. Though this is not exactly an action-packed story, the reader can still uncover bits of information about characters through the few actions and dialogue that one does see. In addition, the setting gives the reader a clear understanding of what is taking place very early on and also serves to orient the reader. The setting also gives the reader the illusion that this story could be real and in effect, also contributes to both characterization and underlying theme. Jackson uses flat characters as a means to propel the plot.
Shel Silverstein would be a great research topic because his work is exciting and his poems are fun for readers to analyze. A text from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia stated that “Silverstein believed that children prefer to be treated not as innocents, but as similar to adults. His poems for young readers, often hilarious, may be sensitive and wistful” (Funk & Wagnalls). According to Rob Reid, Shel Silverstein is among one of the fifteen funniest children’s classic authors. Shel Silverstein’s work would be nearly painless for readers to analyze because his work is directed for a young audience and for the most part his poems are about half a page long.
Corey Taylor’s, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good would make a good book for Cecil College freshmen to read as a summer reading project. This book would be a good choice for students to read for several reasons. This is a bold, nonfiction book written by a famous singer that has some humor to it and will also teach students to follow what they are good at to be successful in life. Several authors, psychologists and teachers have written related sources that support these reasons. Corey Taylor’s book talks about the “seven deadly sins” and how he has committed all of these sins in his life.
Walt Whitman Shaping the American Character History Lauren Kilroy Walt Whitman, one of the oldest known poets of democracy, who has writing that has influenced the national character, during the 1840s in places like New York. Walt Whitman is important to the american character because his works inspired patriotism in the United States. "Whitman...spoke to the intrest of the day and from a particular class perspective"(Folsmon 3). During the time of his writings he wrote things that were very taboo subjects like black people. In his writing he did not concern the colored people as dirty or anything bad he empowers them and makes them seem like they are equals to the white men that own them.
Obvious Benefits of Being a Good Writer When we were young, our first writing might be our diaries or birthday cards for family members. When we are grown up, they can be our homework assignments or love letters. Although he purposes of writing are always changed, we all need to write something at least a couple of times in our lives. Therefore, being a good writer can bring many benefits to us. First, if you have a good writing skill, you can express your feeling in a right way to make your audience feel sympathetic or even influence them like Donald Murray said in his essays.
A traditionally lottery is usually a drawing of some sorts that is associated with fun and success, and a chance to win prizes, which only good can come from it. In this story the lottery that takes place is an ironic symbol that starts out like any other traditional known lottery but as the story continues start to change it conception then ends up in tragedy. At first the lottery did not seem like it was any different from any conventional lottery. The men of the households were the one doing the drawing since they were the head of the family. They represented not only their self, but fate of their family.
Crystalynn Davis 1302(Online) Aug. 4, 2013 "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson uses a number of literary devices to create a story that is impossible to forget. We're all comfortable with yearly rituals and it's often not known how these celebrations began. We associate lotteries with good things and annual celebrations also seem pleasant.
In relation to this theme, the “old man Warner ‘’ is a perfect symbol of tradition. Throughout the short story, he encourages the traditional values of the past, towards the new generation. This shows when he says “pack of crazy fools listening to young folks, nothing good enough for them.” This clearly indicates that he thinks the lottery is a good idea, simply because it’s a tradition. Another statement Warner uses to encourage his passion for the tradition is when he shouts, “There has always been a lottery” and states that it should continue to happen as part of the tradition. A second theme that Shirley Jackson displayed is that following the crowd can have dangerous consequences.
But collectively, Sedaris uses these stories to deliver a powerful message in his own inimitable, humorous voice. Me Talk Pretty One Day is a novel worthy of study in an AP English class not only because it is well written and has a unique style, but also because of Sedaris’ underlying message of acceptance. First of all, Me Talk Pretty One Day is and should be studied in AP language and composition classes due to the authors one of a kind style. Sedaris uses a multitude of techniques to elevate his writing and make his memoir more entertaining. One technique he certainly utilizes more than once is exaggeration.
I like the comedy, love story with a dramatic twist and I was able to have both of these in these stories. These stories although being short seemed to send a message about marriage and how at times it can be tough and it takes work, in the The Story of an Hour you understand this story was from a very long time ago and the man doesn’t always dominate in the same manner this story implies in this day and age. In the The Secret Life of Walter Mitty you see that he loves his wife and she seems to be the dominate character and so when he is left on his own he dreams of being someone of importance and you can understand that in his marriage he doesn’t feel he is that important so he dreams these silly dreams where he is somebody to look up