It reminded me of myself in my youth when my first love gave me a hand drawn picture of on oriole that he drew for me for Valentine’s Day. It was beautiful and it conveyed to me that he felt I was as special as I thought this young man was. This poem really touched my heart and brought back wonderful memories and that is exactly what poems should do. They should bring out the emotions that people feel when they read the poem. I will probably read more of Gary Soto’s work based on this poem and the style that Mr. Soto uses to express his
When Baker was sixteen the only thing that he wanted to do with is life was to be a writer. He thought that only rich people could write for a living. Baker said in the essay that writing was not a real job and could not make a living with it. The thought of writing came off and on in his head throughout the rest high school. The writer’s main purpose of this essay was to inform the reader reach for their dreams.
I have many memories, from when I was younger, of saving up my pennies and being excited about them. It is not common in today’s society for that to happen. In the essay, Lauren describes memories from his past, when he used to put his pennies to use by walking down to the candy store. Just like Lauren, when I was younger, I used to save up my money for things that I want to buy, “ With this change I could get at least some rope licorice,”(Lauren 195). We used to have a bank that I would put the money that I collected into every week at school.
Susan Hills technique which allows the main character to tell his story is very effective because he reveals his character through his words and actions. He is aware of his shortcomings as a young man and reflects on his own actions. By presenting Kipps in this way the reader can identify with his experiences and share his fears as a terrible period as his life is relived. In the first chapter Kipps appears to have everything a middle aged man could want - a happy family, a beautiful house, a 'dear' wife and plenty of money. This is illustrated at Christmas time in order to exaggerate his domestic bliss.
Response to Alexie The first time I read this essay I thought it was just about how Sherman Alexie learned to read with a Superman comic. He writes about how he was determined to excel and exceed the expectations of Indians in the “non-Indian” world. He ends writing about what he does now to help other Indian kids and how he is determined to save them and help them. In the first section from paragraph 1 to paragraph 4 Sherman Alexie writes about his childhood. He targets the audience’s emotions with the sad story of his childhood.
He had a brother Dakin, their father cursed a lot and they loved books instead of anything like sports or something else. Tennessee didn’t like his father and he looked up to his maternal grandfather. His mother encouraged him to use his imagination a lot, she won’t let him waste his time for just sitting around. She gave him a typewriter when Williams was only 13 years old. "He
I’m more tardy than absent but when I am absent it’s either due to an appointment of some sort or it involves a family dilemma, in which missing school is the appropriate choice. I would say there isn’t much I can do at this time to improve my attendance. I think I could ask most of the staff and student body around Legacy about my behavior and personality and there would be nothing but positive things to say. It is like that everywhere go because I am exceptionally mature for my age an I’m respectful. Something that I’ve accomplished at Legacy this year that I’m proud of is the poem I wrote about the problems I was having at home.
For example, in the book Little Tree is saving money for a box of candy to give to his Granpa and Granma and is mentioned throughout the book. In the movie its not noticed or talked about at all. Mr. Wine was also another important event in his life. He taught Little Tree how to do his figures and how to read a clock. He gave Little Tree a coat that he had made for one of his grandchildren but did not fit them anymore and gave it to Little Tree.
It also shows that Peter is uncertain & anxious about where he belongs. “Caught the 414 bus like a foreign tourist uncertain of my destination every time I got off.” After 8 years the statue has been standing there still watching with her arms still outstretched only difference is that now you can actually see her face. Peter says ‘St Pat’s’ shows that he feels as though he belongings to the school. He was enrolled into St Patricks college in Strathfield as his mother saw that it was the best thing for the family and for him but as he says in the fourth stanza “that darkness around me wasn't for the best” so this in my opinion shows that he disagrees with his mother to enrol him in this very expensive school but he understands his mother’s good intentions. The last five lines shows that he didn’t think he lived up to his mother’s expectations and hoping that she got her money’s worth he shows this true tone In “Feliks Skrzynecki”, visual imagery and reflection were also used to convey his message of belonging.
His passion however came in writing when he decided he wanted to be someone. The language was something that Richard had to get accustomed to, like I mentioned Richard spoke primarily Spanish because his family was brought up that way. The language was a big struggle for Richard because he couldn’t speak good English aside from that his parents didn’t help either by speaking only English in there household. When Richard was old enough he was enrolled in class and when he attended school he spoke hardly any English mainly because he didn’t speak it at home. Richard was at a struggle with his language, he recalls when he couldn’t speak English and he nuns would ask him to speak up or also when the nuns visited his parents to advise them to speak to Richard in English more often so he could pick up on the English and speak it better.