Since “The Things They Carried” is a collection of short stories, it automatically has multiple meanings. For some the meaning may simply be viewed as a novel of one’s life during the Vietnam War, but it is in fact much more than that. This novel explores such topics as: love, war, relationships, and the reality of the things that not only the characters but we too carry. These meanings are not direct but after reading can be discovered. The next thing that qualifies this book as a classic is the fact that it uses effective, unique style appropriate to the purpose and content.
“The Awakening” By Kate Chopin Kate Chopin uses many different situations and different settings in the novel “The Awakening” to get her points and aspects of the story across to the readers. Throughout the story Chopin also uses many different literary techniques and situations to explain the characters and their place within the story. Chopin seems to be very specific at points, but also very vague when brining new characters into the story and the meaning behind such characters. From the many different aspects of the story the significance of the ending of the novel seems to be the most important and most interesting within the works writing. Chopin seems to use many different themes and symbols throughout the story to portray Edna’s character and way of life that causes the many problems and difficulties for her.
Guy Fieri Broden, Austin Savannah Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus Ohio. His original name at birth was Guy Ramsay Ferry. Guy later renamed to guy Fieri after his grandfather. When Guy was growing up his mom and dad inspired him to cook his own meals. Guy and his father built a three-wheeled bicycle cart named “The Awesome Pretzel” which he sold pretzels from, for six years until he had enough money to study at Chantilly Framce at the age of 16.
Settling in Collingwood (Melbourne, Victoria) he worked as a photographer's assistant through the 1870s while studying art at night under Louis Buvelot and befriending others who were to become prominent artists. He returned to England for three years of full-time art study at the Royal Academy Schools from 1881 to 1884. Through the 1880s and 1890s he worked in Victoria, at the famous studio complex of Grosvenor Chambers in Melbourne, and at a number of artists' camps and visits around the colony. He married Elizabeth Williamson in 1896, had a son, Caleb. Many of his most famous paintings come from this period.
Richmond Barthé Introduction Richmond Barthé was born on January 28, 1901, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He was only one month old when his father, Richmond Barthé, died. His mother, Clementine Raboteau, was influential in nurturing his early artistic talent. When young Richmond was just an infant, he reportedly was intrigued with the Old English letters on the front page of the New Orleans Times Picayune newspaper. His mother supplied him with paper and pencils to practice copying the letters (Bardolph, 1961).
Larry's Party by Carol Shields All good authors use a variety of writing techniques to create unique and imaginative stories. Most often when an author takes a particular perspective it allows the reader a certain amount of insight. Another useful technique is flashbacks, which allow the reader to become more aware of the story line. A very effective method of writing is to use metaphors to create a sense of symbolism. Through the techniques of perspective, metaphors and flashbacks, Carol Shields develops plot, character and symbolism.
An author’s style of writing can often make or break the quality and/or the delivery of a story. Efficient use of style’s primary elements including diction, tone, and irony are some of the bare essentials needed to portray a well-told story. In addition to these elements, all writers possess individual backgrounds and influences from their personal lives that play an integral role in shaping their unique and distinguishable writing styles. Bessie Head’s “The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses” conveys with a strong writing style her tasteful use of traditional elements as well as extractions of her personal life experiences. Bessie Head, the daughter of a black father and white mother, was born and raised in South Africa.
Her father was a social worker and executive secretary of the YMCA and her mother was a teacher. When she was young her parents would read to her the works of the great black writers. She grew up in Cleveland and attended Ohio State University where she experienced her first taste of racial strife, but still received a bachelor's degree in education in 1953. She began writing novels, short stories, and poems while still in college and a month after graduation she was married. The family moved to New York City so Kennedy could attend graduate school at Columbia University.
Written communication also has an impact on people as well. One of the purposes of poems is to make people react to them. Whether it is by making people relate to the poem through love, death, sex or class or by stirring up controversial issues. Whenever someone writes a novel, short story or anything most of the time they are trying to relay a message. In a short story called “Black People and Public Spaces by Brent Staples he shows readers how language can be powerful through nonverbal language.
Architect, artist, and engineer Santiago Calatrava was born on July 28, 1951, in Benimamet, near Valencia, Spain. Calatrava family's hillside home was grand, with large rooms that Calatrava later named as an inspiration for his attraction to major projects and big spaces. He attended primary and secondary school in Valencia. From the age of eight, he also attended the Arts and Crafts School, where he began his formal instruction in drawing and painting. Calatrava's family had suffered during the political upheavals of the 1930s in Spain, and they saw an international future as their son's best chance.