Cover letter Professor Hickman, My letter is in response to the writing assignment on the core reading. I chose Mike Rose’s “I Just Wanna be Average”. I am hopeful my writing will provide you with a summary and response as directed in writing project 1. My peer review by one classmate was quite helpful. In her review she stated which sentences, and where to find them, that needed the most help.
Atticus considers her one of the bravest people he knows and he wanted Jem to see that about her. The composer has written it in a way that the responder has automatic dislike for the character, but still knows she’s a good person. In conclusion, the novel To Kill a Mockingbird has many elements of misjudgement, false facades, and bad first impressions and can relate strongly back to the theme of people aren’t what they seem to be. The saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover” is a good example of the ideology of this book, to give people a first impression, then only to have the responders understanding of that person let down because of the learnt development of that character In the
Response to “Counting the Mad” When reading the contemporary american poetry anthology I found myself becoming almost lost in one specific poet. Donald Justice, or more specifically, one of his poems,“Counting the Mad” was a poem that was both the most enjoyable work for me to read and at the same time, the most difficult for me to understand, at first. For myself this poem could be compared to a type of riddle due to its ever apparent ambiguity. At the same time, I believe that this poem takes a satirical perspective of mankind. Justice utilizes the sound similar to that of a nursery rhyme to engage his readers.
This sort of pain is compared to death when he refers to the woman “[having] put on black” .This typifies the pain that men can feel and shows a somewhat excellent sensitive side that not only Shakespeare but other patriarchally born men of his time may have shared. Following these somewhat harsh words seen in the opening lines it can be noted this isn’t a normal petrarchan sonnet, instead it is labelled an anti-petrarchan sonnet due to its subtle attack on a unattainable idealized female. Shakespeare uses the senses as well as emotions cleverly in the poem. Although he knows this beautiful woman has no similar feelings towards him the man still can’t help but proclaim her beauty. In line 4 the poet shows just how
The narrator of “The Pit and the Pendulum” appears to thrive off his own insanity, evident in the way that he says “Hearken! And observe how healthily --how calmly I can tell you the whole story”; no sane person could recount for their murderous and torturous actions “healthily” and “calmly”. Furthermore, the way in which he constantly reassures the reader of his sanity ultimately has the counter effect of expressing the insanity which he possesses as shown by his rhetorical questioning of “how, then, am I mad?”, “Ha! would a madman have been so wise as this?” and “If still you think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body”. If the protagonist was in fact sane, why would he feel it were his duty to constantly remind the reader of the fact that he is not “mad”?
The old man, who is deceived by the narrator, and whom also trusts the narrator with his life, never suspects the him of this gruesome act. To the narrator, who is intrigued by the old mans evil eye, insanity foreshadows the olds man’s death, and symbolizes insanity in the narrator, and blindness in the old man. The eye in Poe’s short story is perceived upon its negatives, reflecting the way many people of the time thought and observed things. Owen Meredith’s view on an eye is very much like how people think of an eye today; something beautiful. In todays world people understand an eye to be a gift, something that is used a lot, a open eye to success, a tool to help take a view on your life and finally can symbolize the presence of an individual in
However, the song remains highly popular as a stand-alone poem and regularly appears in anthologies. Its opening line—Why so pale and wan, fond lover—is among the most famous lines in seventeenth-century English literature. Summary .......A young man who is failing in his schemes to win the heart of a young lady receives advice from a friend. In the first stanza, the friend asks the young man why he looks so pale and sickly. If the young lady did not like him when he was well, the friend says, why would she like him when he appears ill?
Heathcliff Character Analysis Heathcliff and His Reputation Forget most of the romantic nonsense you have heard about Heathcliff. Sure he's in love with Catherine, and you can't question his loyalty, but he has a serious mean streak. Brontë is at her best when she is describing him, and his looks garner a lot of attention from her and the other characters. Numerous polls have voted him literature's most romantic hero, which says a lot about the kind of men we like – tortured, brooding, and obsessive. Heathcliff is the embodiment of what is known by literary types as the Byronic hero – a dark, outsider antihero (kind of like Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre or Edward Cullen fromTwilight).
The good art⁃ ist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him.”He is rather courageous and successful in the experiment of the style of story- telling. Both his novels, such as The Sound and the Fury, and his short stories, such as A Rose for Emily provide the readers unimpeachable proofs of his monumen⁃ tal fictional creations in the history of literature. This paper, focus⁃ ing on his short story A Rose for Emily, will make a stylistic analy⁃ sis from the aspect of
Instead he uses a unique structure and pedestrian imagery to try to explain what he’s feeling. Although he should tell her everything he’s thinking about; when he’s at a reunion he thinks to himself of the possible outcomes of his confession; stopping him from doing it and making him wander off with his thoughts before making a move. Presuming that the speaker of the poem is the author himself, the reader might think that his feelings of isolation root from his childhood. To portray this, he uses abundant imagery, to help the reader view elements, the same way he does. Eliot, as writer was influenced by thinkers such as John Donne and F.H.