Often to amateur writers, the process of writing seems like a chore; a mountain of words to sieve through before they can create a comprehensible wall of text. Lamott uses witty lines and anecdotes from famous writers to show that everyone faces the same problem and provides a simple enough solution. In my mind at least, this short piece has enabled me to look at essays in a different manner. That it’s alright to make mistakes and your first draft can be like throwing poop at a blank canvas; you can always clean it up later. In persuading her readers, Lamott uses ethos, logos and pathos to great effect.
It is these women who Goodlad asserts Don holds in high regard even though misogynistic undertones are prevalent in the office and the era. Next she introduces a collection of poems, Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O’hara, a major plot point in the third season that conveys Don’s existential crisis and shows him longing for a life that never could have been. The essay then culminates with her discussing that the reason audiences love Mad Men is because it is a vast piece of dramatic irony that causes self introspection into ones own life. Just
Maia Seguin ANNE BRADSTREET PURITAN POETRY ESSAY Setting sail to a new world of unknown dangers, the puritan colony was the first colony to part from the English church because of different opinions. In this grand adventure was a women by the name of Anne Bradstreet, the first published female poet. Some may say that she is one of the most important figures in literary history. Not only was enduring the hardships of this new world a great achievement but Anne faced the discrimination of others for being a women poet. Day after day she was forced to burden the cruel thoughts of others opinions of being inferior because she was a women and a women with her own thoughts at that.
While then, Liesel writes the story of her life, containing both tragedy and beauty, at a fevered pace. Liesel has come to the realization that words can cause both violence and comfort, and she strives to make them "right" by combating propaganda with writing that emanates from love. The reason I chose this quote to be a part of one of my passages is because it gives a great deal of explanation of how
For a deep analysis alliteration take a big part in this poem, each of them is (“/ike”, “/ap”, “ick”), (“supercilious”, “shanties”, sides”), (“horrid”, hooting”). Now is the tone, for the tone in the poem I LIKE TO SEE IT LAP THE MILES is best to describe it as “playful”. Why so? It is because I fell that the writer, Emily Dickinson, uses a words that easy enough to follow which it is not stiff and not so serious. The playful tones also cover up some phrase like in the “lap the miles” and “lick the valley up”, the verbs seems to be fresh and energetic.
The same goes for “up” and “step.” Stanza 2 follows this as well having “mountains” and “roads” serve as an indirect rhyme. “Peer” and “pare” also end in the same consonant sound bringing more indirect rhyme to the surface. Perhaps she wants in to dig to find her rhymes just as we must dig into our psyche to find that it’s a train. Emily uses alliteration in every stanza. The most recognizable alliteration comes in stanza 3 when “horrid- hooting” is used to describe the trains sound.
English Poetry Essay Choose a poem which appealed to you because it was striking – show which techniques the poet has used to capture your interest and engage your feelings “To His Coy Mistress” is a piece of metaphysical poetry written by Andrew Marvell. This poem, like most metaphysical poetry, makes use of original images and has a very profound meaning behind it. “To His Coy Mistress” is particularly striking because of the deeper themes that it deals with, such as mortality and the idea of “carpe diem”, as well as the unique imagery used throughout and the interesting structure and progression of the poem. The use of the image “vegetable love” is very effective in capturing the reader’s interest. “Vegetable” is not usually the
When I write a first draft, I attempt to be perfect. Because of this, I get hung up on the little details and end up not able to either finish my work, or not able to properly convey my ideas. Lamott talks in the chapter “Perfectionism” on the last paragraph of page 29 about how perfectionism can be a result of our minds building a barrier from our bad experiences with writing or other issues that may have gone on. She also states “Perfectionism will ruin your writing, blocking inventiveness and playfulness and life force” (28). Being a good writer is something that I have always wanted to be.
When War and Oil Ended the world There is no denying Joy Harjo uses poetry to get her inner thoughts out so that the world can read and cherish her poetry. She is a big writer on politics, and her Native American heritage. Joy’s poetry can be said to use language as a way to move people toward an Idea or action (Goodman). With that being said there are many of her poems that express her feelings but the one that will be focused on the most is “When the world As We Knew It Ended”. This poem uses a lot of imagery with what is being said, not only is there a story being said, there is a statement.
In the course of the poem Duffy exploits a sphere of various poetic techniques such as sentence structure, imagery and word choice in order to convey the themes of power and control much desired by the speaker. The poem’s first lines strike us with a powerful and emotional statement. Immediately the speaker's disturbed mind is illuminated by bold claim: "Today I am going to kill something. Anything." The sentences here are short, direct, even snappy, created by Duffy deliberately, so this already powerful situation only double effectiveness on the reader.