Reid thinks the main purpose for writing is writing for real life. Write what you know and are curious and passionate about so that you can show not just tell. She believes that those rules are not universally true. When situation changes, suppose we are writing for a newspaper, rules are not appropriate under such situations. And although writing is hard because there are thousands of rules to follow, we are encouraged to set aside those so-called rules, write rhetorically, make a breakthrough and try something new.
One of these elements of poetry is very apparent while reading some of these poems and that is element is metaphor. Metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things that don’t have anything in common in a way that gives it commonality. Many poems throughout the book uses metaphors to help compare complex issues by tying it to an object or something that is very familiar to most people so that the once complex issue can now be understood by most. A poem that stands out a lot through the use of a metaphor is Niggerlips written by Martin Espada. The poem itself is talking about racism and how throughout generations racism has been felt in some way or form.
In William Zinsser’s “On Writing Well”, there are many primary points worth discussion on whether to agree or disagree with him. A primary point Zinsser makes, “Clutter is the disease of American writing.” If I had been asked to comment on this quote before I had read Zinsser’s book I would have looked at you, as I had no idea what you were talking about. But now that I have read the book, I could not agree more. Now that Zinsser has made me aware of such clutter in most writing today, I could not be any more critical of everything I read now. Clutter is a going habit for many writers to “fluff” their articles or papers to make them appear longer.
The Blue Bowl Each piece of literature that we read can be viewed as a journey that brings up and reflects upon new insights in an imaginary world entered upon by the reader. “Poems may be complex, requiring a good deal of explanation or even correction of corrupt scripts, but there has to be an immediate impact of some sort” (Types of Literary Criticism). There are many works of literature that are imaginary but often times these works will still teach us insights that may differ from ordinary life, but that still reflect upon ordinary life. The feelings of this poem, The Blue Bowl, are conveyed through emotional visual images. The images within this poem evoke a strong sense of loss and strength.
I am not entirely sure that I accomplished it correctly but attempted to. My understanding of the work changed as I started to think critically about what the story meant. There were many underling or hidden meanings within that one could consider. Thinking critically about something that does not interest, such as poems, seems to be the biggest challenge about the writing process for me. In my opinion, the strength of the essay is within the introduction and conclusion.
Even though things are not understood when the story is read but if research is done you can usually find that the author has used some kind of historical context to further display the story’s message. In the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe portrays a lot of historical context within the text. In fact, it is one of the main ways that Poe has been able to create this fictional story. He has used many different ways to insert this historical context into the story. The first time you read this story you will probably not understand a lot of what is going on or what they are talking about because the time frame that the story took place in is very different of that today.
When the cultural artifact assignment was introduced in class I honestly was very excited to start working on my speech. Although I didn’t realize how hard it was truly going to be to express. I wrote so many different outlines, notes, and comments that I just drove myself crazy. I feel that sometimes I over think things too much, and thats how I mess things up. To me, my cultural artifact speech felt like it was just going to naturally flow out.
I think that the author wrote this story because he wanted to share an experience or certain thoughts. A few of the main purposes for writers to write is to show their feelings, experiences, express themselves, which could all be applied. In this case, I can assume Bradbury wrote this to express what he felt and might have gone through while in the period of the Cold War. So, he would let people know what tragedy it was and might bring to human kind if
There are specific implications. For example, reading and experience are usually "compiled" at the time they happen, using the state of your brain at that time. The same book would get compiled differently at different points in your life. Which means it is very much worth reading important books multiple times. I always used to feel some misgivings about rereading books.
However, as I learn to write better I am starting to see why the author uses so many stories and many large words to get his point across. If the author did not go into detail about what he was writing about someone might not get the point that he was trying to get across. After reading Yosemite Mon Amour, numerous times I begin to have a clear understanding of why there is so much detail in the story. I felt that the essay was to long because of many stories that the author had written. At the time of first reading this story it seemed as though the author was jumping around and I had a hard time following where he was going with the story this started right from the first paragraph I had no idea why the author was describing Toyotas, and Winnebago’s and then jumping into describing rain.