On the other hand Ann is more like the tortoise. She types her syllabus, has an attendance policy, and teaches books she knows well. Their distinct personalities and different methods are evident. The author’s purpose was not only to illustrate Lucy’s character, but to represent Lucy and Ann’s friendship. “They need us to survive, but we need them as well.” This creates the idea that Anne and Lucy are dependant on each other.
Dry, rough skin can feel just like a tree. The results of the symbolic, iconic, and indexical modes are that of dried, rough skin that feels and in a way looks like an exterior of a tree. The main way they are persuading customers to purchase this product is by stating if you don’t use this product your skin can start to feel how a tree feels like. Or if your skin already feels that way Curel can “cure” your skin because it is therapeutic moisturizing lotion. The persuasive message is pretty simple.
This is significant because since the books are explanations of the events in the authors’ lives, the use of first person point of view makes it a lot easier for the writers to connect with the audience. Also, the diction of both books is not very complex. Another similarity between these two books can be found in the themes of each book. As stated in the introduction, both books tell of a woman who, after being born with something that set them behind in life, used their own intelligence and perseverance to ultimately become successful. In Keller’s case,
Aunt Fay writes to her niece Alice in the hope of teaching her about Austen and her writing and what better way to do that than by direct reference to Austen’s most successful text, Pride and Prejudice? Weldon in turn helps the actual reader understand Pride and Prejudice by commenting on the characters’ behaviour and the plot by giving her personal opinion, as well as identifying typical language features and explaining why Austen is valued today. She expresses empathy for Mrs Bennet which encourages the reader to reconsider their own opinion Her use of first person language tells the reader that they are reading a biased opinion, but also helps the reader trust Weldon as she is speaking
Structural Analysis of “A Slow Walk of Trees” By definition, comparing is considering how things are similar, and contrasting is considering how things are different. In writing, comparing and contrasting can be an effective way for an author to achieve his or her overall purpose, which may be to show that one thing is better than another, things that seem different are actually alike, or things that seem alike are actually different. Toni Morrison’s “A Slow Walk of Trees” is a great example of a well-structured comparison and contrast essay because of its logical and meaningful comparison-contrast relationships, sensible organization, and effective use of transitions. The essay begins with an account of a frightful childhood experience of the grandfather. This account intrigues the reader, and provides him or her with a bit of insight as to the development of the grandfather’s views regarding white people.
An In-Deep Understanding of “Mother Tongue” In the essay “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan accomplishes in three things simultaneously: she appeals the audiences emotionally by providing the pictures of the experiences between her mother and her; she shows the struggle of cultural racism that her mother and she go through without pointing out directly; and she puts some odd things into the essay and make it expressive. Amy Tan’s essay is very successful because she writes in her personal and “easy to read” style. Without the special English she uses in her writing, we may not easily understand and accept her ideas. Tan writes about that she has grown up with using different kinds of English: the English she learned in school and she uses in public, and the English she uses in speaking with her mother, which is described as the “broken” English. Moreover it comes to her sense that language is not only a communication tool but also an essential thing in enabling individuals to define their identities.
As should be expected, the villagers all appear pretty well adjusted and sociable. This fact seems to be apparent for most of the story; however, the reader’s feelings soon become altered when the true meaning of the annual tradition is revealed. In essence, the family life that is depicted is used as a tool of characterization that tricks the reader into thinking that things will be okay. The family unit is used to symbolize protection and security, and by the end of the story the reader is left with a distorted sense of both. Another reason Jackson uses this type of characterization is to further develop Mr. Summers since he and his wife are the only exception to a traditional nuclear family.
I enjoy the mother’s outlook of the Joshua tree in this quote, it’s very positive, and reminded me of someone I know. When I read this part of the book I immediately thought of her. Also, I think it is interesting how the mother sees how the abstractness of the wind beaten Joshua tree as beauty, just as I would. I think this quote is important to the story because to me, it is a representation of Rex and Rose Mary’s relationship. Rosemary is much more optimistic, and artsy.
In her description, she has been able to prove that she is educative, she has an indomitable spirit, and she is a source of inspiration to other MS patients. She encourages them to be happy even in their crippled condition. Firstly, Nancy Mairs, in her essay, has proven to be educative as she talks about the English language and gives details of the symptoms and effects of multiple sclerosis. She talks about the word “cripple” as the most appropriate word to define her condition instead of using other words like disabled, handicapped or differently disabled. She writes; “Cripple seems to me a clean word, straightforward and precise” (206).
This is the most important quality that Dillard admires. Dillard tells in her essay that her mother is special because she likes to think in others and she expresses it through her behavior. For example, her mother was always teaching Dillard to think outside of the box and on a different level, which is exactly how Dillard wanted her readers to think as they read this story and she tries to explain that on page 155 when her mom kept “asking Amy and Annie the same few questions: Is that your own idea? Or someone else’s?” The main idea of the essay is to demonstrate the different ways in how Annie Dillard, the speaker, thinks and admires