They were all trying to find their balance through the response of mental toughness. However, as athletes their ability to focus, rebound from failure, cope with pressure, and persist in the face of adversity positioned each of them on different individual levels during their journey. Dottie Hinson displayed the characteristics of the “fear of success” athlete. She wanted to quit the team and sport numerous times because of external factors. She became extremely uncomfortable with the tensions between her sister, the thought of her husband in combat at war, and the expectations of the team.
A sense of being that will draw the reader or listener in, as if they themselves were in the story, helping them to feel the surroundings of the character within the pages of the book. And having an imagistic style in the way you write it a very helpful tool. An example of this tool being used is in the novel The Great Gatsby. The Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald exerts his strength for imagination, with contrasting moods and bubbling atmosphere, and in the end creates a resplendent tale. His story is about a misunderstood man who truly craves a fulfilled life.
Tyler Krause C.J. Gordon Writing 39B 15 February 2012 Brando Skyhorse: A Touch of Magic "Brando Skyhorse writes with great compassion and wit (and a touch of magic) about the lives of people who are often treated as if they are invisible. The stories that make up this novel weave together to create a complex and vivid portrait of a Los Angeles we seldom see in literature or film. The Madonnas of Echo Park is a memorable literary debut." Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply.
Many stories share similar devices and distinctive merits to convey the story’s message and allow readers to have their own interpretation of the story. An important component of literature is the ability to comparatively evaluate two elements or products of work. Short stories are excellent for comparing and contrasting because of the details and themes conveyed in a length shorter than a novel that readers can understand the same way. In “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and “June Birthing”by Joyce Carol Oates, certain aspects makes them similar, different, and even one more interesting than the other. Both stories can be viewed similarly in several ways.
I have zoomed through two short novels so far this quarter and I’ve enjoyed both very much. I have read Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway, and have now finished Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Stylistically, the differences in Hemingway’s simple, yet effective descriptions of the sea and events contrasted strongly with Wharton’s more sophisticated and more complex sentences. However, both styles of writing served the purpose of the authors to create captivating and moving stories. I do feel that Hemingway’s simple vocabulary and direct narration would make his writing more accessible to a greater number of people at all age levels, as opposed to Ethan Frome, which would likely appeal to those who could read through a more diverse, complex vocabulary and narrative style.
A.O.W #13 Soapstone ~ Sophie Perez Period 5 ~ 455 words While reading an excerpt from, “There Will Come Soft Rains,” Ray Bradbury can be easily identified as a skilled author who uses a perfected use of imagery to show the setting of the story. The author may believe that the Cold War was a time to unite friends and achieve a sense of relief only after society’s problems are resolved. He may have lived through the beginning to the very end of the Cold War since all the details seem precise. To capture the tension that he showed in his descriptive writing. I think that the author wrote this story because he wanted to share an experience or certain thoughts.
Let me do a little bit to introduce those authors, Mr. Ernest Hemingway was an American author and journalist and his life of adventure influenced later generations. Miss Louise Erdrich is an American writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. In the following paragraphs, I will examine each story and how setting, symbol and important ideas are used in each story.
Imagery in Fiction Writing Authors often use imagery as a powerful tool for describing and delivering their main point in fiction writing. Imagery can hint at an underlying meaning, let the reader know character traits, describe the setting, and has a host of other uses. As such it is one of the most important literary devices. Two excellent examples of how to use imagery properly are Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” and Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral”. In both of these stories the authors use imagery to help drive home their main points, although in a somewhat different manner.
Life of Willa Cather What would influence some authors to create the wonderful novels they make in their life? Is it how they eat, sleep, live, breath, or are they just simply gifted with the gift of literature.For the people who are fans of the writer Willa Cather it is pretty simple to see what influences her astute writings. Willa Cather’s writing reflects her life and the cultures that surrounded her. A few things that were affected the most by the influences were her many novels. Cather’s bold prose and detailed tales often worry the artistry and overture in her stories ( Pollard 81), but Cather's fiction has another layer to it than other writers, a great connotation of emotions which turns away from love dreams of character
But these characters were no accident. They may not seem like they have significance to the story but in reality the author strategically used them in The Great Gatsby for adding to the plot, creating new and ongoing themes, and supporting the main characters. Myrtle Wilson’s presence in the novel builds all the way until the end of the story with the climax. Myrtle’s impact on the novel has the most effect on the story out of the other minor characters. It all starts with Myrtles lies and her affair.