Instructor Helen Chandler English 1301-2023 February 9, 2012 “The last Lecture’s backgroung” The last lecture was for most of the students and readers a seemingly average book written by a writer who was going through a difficult health problem. That writer, Randy Pausch just wanted to let his audience know about his childhood dreams and how he achieved most of them. He shared with readers and listeners in one of his lectures how achieving their dreams is the best way to “live their life well.” However, going deep through the lecture, it is not difficult as an analytic reader, or listener in the case of being part of the speech, to figure out the rhetorical devices used in narration. Regardless, importance of this last lecture, these rhetorical devices were used in a very clever way to provide: clearness, persuasion, and sentimentalism. One impressive tool used was clarity, the structured and choreographed explanation between his personal and professional life, left nothing for the reader to ask for, every paragraph was clear and meaningful; by giving examples and using props to make him even more understandable, and reliable for his audience, Pausch led his readers and listeners right what he wanted.
Geraldine Contreras Professor Seymour English 101 15 March 2012 Life Experience Language is used to evoke specific feelings for readers for example Tan discuss all the English’s she encountered when growing up. The “simple” English was used for Tan when she spoke to her mother; the “broken” English was used for Tan’s mother to speak to her. Tan also uses “water down” translation, internal language for Tan to imagine her speaking perfect English. It’s imperative to understand why authors strategically utilize writing techniques to compel a reader thoughts to stay immersed in their stories. Using colloquialism can have the audience praising or criticizing the author.
The selection of words is what gives the story life. Have you ever read a book and forgot what you even read when you finally finish? Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is the total opposite. The exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages. Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.
What do we learn about the great aunt in the story, “Secrets” In the story “Secrets” by Bernard MacLaverty, the author conveyed loss and suffering as the theme of the story because the great aunt passed away. “Secrets” conveys how life can change so suddenly, from happiness to loss and suffering. The story is written in a form of a flashback, and as it continues, it introduces the Aunt and the boy. At the beginning of the story, the author introduces the dying aunt and her nephew who she seems distant from. The reader discovers that the boy and the aunt were not always distant, but they used to share a very close bond.
"The Crooked House" is an assemble of her prose. As the extract under study is the beginning of the story, it is a piece of description which can be considered as an exposition that introduces to the readers the main characters and their relationship. The plot of the extract centers round the close friendship between the soldier Charles and the worker of the Foreign Office Departments Sophia. They spent together their free time and amused themselves. Their acquaintance was broken up by the order that Charles should go to the East, and in spite of this during two years they had been writing letters to each other.
In the essay, “Mother Tongue,” by Amy Tan emphasizes the idea that we all speak different languages unconsciously and also we are categorized by the way we speck. In the essay Tan observes experiences that made her realized the different types of “Englishes” she uses. The first time she became aware was when giving a talk about her book, “The Joy Club,” she saw her mother in the audience and she realized that she had been using academic language learned from books, a language she had never used with her mother. The second time she noticed one of her “Englishes” was when talking with her mother and husband, she said “not waste money that way” which for her is an intimate language used only by her family. Tan emphasizes that fact that her mother recognizes her opportunities and interaction in life are limited by her English.
And I could not see that at the beginning when I first read the story. After I did some research and read the story several times, I started to get the idea of the story. During the first few paragraphs, I thought Mrs Mallard was very depressed and saddened because of her husband’s accidental death. But she then whispered “Free! Free!
Sharon Olds’ Poetry Explained Sharon Olds was born in 1942 in San Francisco and received education from Stanford and Columbia University. She married a man in the late 1960s and is the mother of a son and daughter. That marriage eventually ended and the painful breakup has influenced her poetry heavily. Olds writes continuously, and only after an extensive amount of time has passed she feels the need to put together poems that comprise a book. She is one of a few poets in the United States whose books of poetry sell in large quantities.
Crystal m. 10/03/2014 Reading Response #1 “Electronic Intimacy” by Christine Rosen 1. In the article “Electronic Intimacy,” Christine told a story about the letters that were sent between her and an old love of hers. She then went on to say how she rarely puts a pen to paper currently in her present day life. Writing with pen and paper make us feel emotionally pumped and reflect for a moment. The author’s purpose, is that modern day communication lacks intimacy.
Arnold agrees to the woman’s request and goes over to Clara’s house where he kisses her goodnight. He returns home to find that his wife has been calling him for a couple of hours. The telephone rings again and Arnold picks up the phone and hears his wife say, “You don’t sound like yourself” (32). Carver explores the concept of identity through his story “Are you a Doctor?” by illustrating how identity can be difficult to define through the life of Arnold. Carver uses a mirror to illustrate how identity can change based on new circumstances and new information.