Learning To Brake For Butterflies Analysis

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Derik Bond John Sayre November 9, 2012 Block 3 Writing Lab Writing Lab Notes Learning to Brake for Butterflies by Ellen Goodman: In modern day; people are used to having anything they need in a flash, but they are missing out on slowing down to stop and smell the roses. Life goes by too fast to try and zip right through everything. It is very important to take a break from your personal life to see just how beautiful life is. Cherishing every minute of life is the key to success. The Writer by Richard Wilbur: A father hears his daughter writing a story, and the daughter is an adolescent. The daughter possibly has a severe illness that is threatening her life. The father then realizes that you cannot be a good writer if you have an easy life; hardships and life lessons are what make a good writer. The father wishes his daughter not an easy passage through life, but struggles that she will face to later become a better writer. The Watcher at the Gates by Gail Goodwin: The “inner critic” is a common problem among all writers. This inner critic is what she refers to as the “Watcher,” whose main goal is “rejecting too soon and discriminating too severely,” along…show more content…
She explains the situations that occurred in Mexico. Gretel lost her best friend that was a horse named Ben. Ben and some other horses were taken away to have slaughtered due to the horses being “exotic”. Vocab for Santa Rosa Island, 1998: acquisition- possession, ostensibly- apparently or presumably, vaqueros- cowboys, sorrel- reddish-brown horse, impermanence- not lasting, wraithlike- ghostlike, contrapuntal- use of contrasting but parallel musical instruments, dervish- dance involving fast turning, slough- hollow or swamp, apocalyptic- doom-filled, obfuscates- confuses or distorts. By Any Other Name by Santha Rama

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