Jim Keenan English 101 It Puts The Lotion In The Basket As most kids gradually start to read more and more as they mature, I was one of the few who didn't learn to enjoy reading until senior year of highschool. The teachings of Tom Alessandri were the sole cause of my newfound appreciation for literature. All it takes is the inspiration of one individual to turn someone onto reading and writing. Tom Alessandri was the last highschool English teacher I had, taking his Science Fiction & Horror Literature class. While many people would be discouraged by the title of the class alone, I was intrigued and immediately signed up.
When you do this, it turns a boring topic into an interesting and fun essay for the audience. The author also talks about colorless words that they are words we use in everyday conversations, colorless words use are nothing and how student also use every day slang adjectives. He also added in their colorful words which means finding the right word in the right place, writers often struggle with this. I agree with the author on how we write essays, I must say everything he wrote in this story is true for me. I often have a hard time trying to figure out what words fit where to make complete sense of the sentences or paragraphs.
He later graduated from Yale and moved to New York to work for Sports Illustrated as an editorial assistant. By 1964, he became a full time editor for American Heritage in Washington. Soon after David and Rosalee got married and started a family, he began to write his first book, The Johnstown Flood. In 1968, it became a bestseller and drove McCullough to quit editing and become a full time author. Among his first book, he began to write many more such as The Path Between the Seas, The Great Bridge, Mornings on Horseback, Truman, John Adams, and In The Dark Streets Shineth.
This is because he believed that extreme political views were dangerous to the unity of the country; because of these strong convictions, “he began tentatively testing out statements that balanced opposite views, as though simple rhetorical juxtaposition would dissolve social tensions” (Reynolds 119). Before he wrote poetry extensively, Whitman experimented with language as a journalist because he believed in the power of rhetoric. Neutral language that accepted both sides of an issue, for Whitman, was better for the unified state of the country than extreme language. For example, in the Eagle in 1846, he wrote:
Salinger came back to New York began to write for the New York magazine. In 1951 he published his first book called The Catcher in The Rye and it became extremely popular to all readers. J.D. Salinger then published a book in 1961 called Franny and Zooey, it wasn’t as popular as The Catcher in The Rye. After a while he eventually moved from New York to New Hampshire where he finished writing more books but didn’t have them published.
ANALYSIS FROM A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Analysis from a historical Perspective Juan Severino South University Composition II/Literature Brian Campbell 10/28/2010 I have chosen I Too and Dream Deferred but they are other poems that you can pick and analyzes them in any way you want and still you going to back in history and compare. Langston Hughes Poems are intense are well put in the order that he starting writing them. I did a research on one of his poems (Let America Be America Again) and I was impress because it was moving and got that interpretation of the 18 century talking about slave and the segregation in the 50’s and when Rosa Park denied to sit in the back of the bus just because a white person want to sit right where she was sitting. In the poem, I Too it talks about a person that when it was time to eat they send he/him to the back or the kitchen and still he/her goes to the kitchen and with pride with no shame of being what he/she is. In those times the black people eat in the kitchen, and like in the restaurant, hospital, and other places have sign that tell where the black goes.
Having studied in London for a few years, he was at first a man who dressed in English clothes and lived his life following British cultures. However, as time went on and he started fighting for India’s independence, he started adapting to new ideas he learnt from books he read. An English writer wrote, “A good life is a simple life. Hard work is good for our souls. People only want things because other people have them.” Gandhi read those quotes and liked the idea of it.
William Carlos Williams [17th September, 1833 – 4th March, 1963] William Carlos Williams was an American poet, born in Rutherford, New Jersey. He died at the age of 79. With being a very successful poet, Williams was also a paediatrician and a general practitioner. He belonged to the modern era of literature and his works were profoundly associated with modernism and imagism. In addition to poems, Williams wrote short stories, essays, novels, plays and also did translation.
He taught himself to read the text by looking at the pictures, dialogue and narrative, and than pretending to say aloud what he thinks the story might be saying. Alexie was the only Indian that learned quickly while many of his classmates struggled to read even the basic words and vocabulary. The short essay is very interesting and inspiring all by itself. Because it was about a little Indian boy teaching himself to read at an early age and advances quickly in his life growing up in the man he is today. An important quotes that Alexie mentioned in his story as he had said it himself, “I refused to fail.
America has always been a nation of free thinkers and pioneers, the poet Walt Whitman is an excellent example of this. Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself”, the most famous poem from the self published book Leaves of Grass, is a remarkable personification of American individualism. He applied his intellect and distinctiveness to his literary work, earning him the title “the father of free verse”. Walt Whitman set out to write a book of poetry that was specifically American, without the influence from European authors that dominated early American literature. He achieves his goal with Leaves of grass, by focusing on the connectedness of the world and the natural desires of a human being.