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.
In persuading her readers, Lamott uses ethos, logos and pathos to great effect. Ethos, or credibility, is used by taking anecdotes from many famous writers. Even Lamott herself has great credibility when discussing writing tips because of her vast experience in journalism and writing novels. Logos, or the appeal to logic, is done Prior to reading the essay by Lamott, I did what most students do; Try
This is definitely a book that I would recommend. It’s full of real life stories that many people can relate to and lets you know that it’s okay for you to laugh at the negative in life. This book is a must read that will keep you laughing! Don’t say I didn’t warn
Readers, particularly women of all ages feel encouraged because Hall’s narratives are relatable. Hall’s self-exposed writing enables a reader to go beyond solely reading about her life, her writing can help a reader feel encouraged to tackle their own life obstacles. Due to Hall’s sincere and personal way of writing I felt encouraged and felt amazed at how much I not only liked her writing but learned from it as well. As I read Hall’s work I gained the impression that I was reading her personal journal. Her “journals,” in other words her autobiographical narratives such as Killing Chickens, “Shunned” and “Without a map” all reveal specific different bitter portions of her life that she has faced and overcame and reassures readers like me, that we can too.
Peer reviews were difficult for me, because I do not think of myself as a very critical person, but the course overall was very helpful. The first, and my personal favorite would be the explanatory essay. I enjoy reading, and I liked the fact that I could reflect on the book as a whole, giving my thoughts on the events as they were unfolding. The more I wrote, the more defined my opinions became, and the more confident my writing grew. Where I stated, “I believe this novel was Bronte’s life work, masterpiece, and what she felt about this world in general,” is a prime example of my explanation of the novel.
On the surface, this book is about interracial dating, but Dickey also covers issues such as drug use, biracial ethnicities, and family ties. One cannot help but admire Dickey's writing style, as he keeps readers spellbound by his intricate plots and twists. By the time readers have finished Milk In My Coffee, Dickey will have won over new fans. Through his book, Dickey brings social awareness to the delicate issue of interracial relationships. This book will be an eye-opener to many people as the story is told from an African-American standpoint.
Just like Conrad’s parents in Ordinary People by Judith Guest, many are unaware of the dangers and thoughts faced by teens that could lead to suicide. It is very difficult for parents to deal with suicidal teens. When a teen attempts suicide it is a cry for help. Some parents might keep their thoughts to themselves after their teen attempted suicide. The first thing that should come to mind after a suicide attempt is to send them to some kind of counseling or therapy sessions.
The Affect of Narration on Character Development Great Literary works have for years brought great enjoyment to readers and has sparked many discussions. These works give the audience the benefit of allowing them to succumb inside the story, either from multiple perspectives or a direct single point of view. However, no matter the case, the direction of the stories and development of the characters are directly related to the development of the narration. The narration of any story is the main drive behind the success and the gateway for a reader to succumb themselves inside . I believe that the type of narration of a great literary work is purposefully placed to show two cases: the flaws of a great character, or the hidden good conscious
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.
Bryson Litvay 11-6-11 Ms. Manley Period F Suicide Many people who seem to have a wonderful life are pushed to the point of suicide. Many things lead up to suicide, such as problems with your family or your friends. In The Catcher In the Rye, Holden contemplates suicide due to a couple of reasons. Some of the things that led to his suicidal thoughts were loneliness, depression, and alienation. The first reason that Holden thought about suicide was because of all the loneliness he has to face.