“The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts” Taneishia Shaw Strayer University Donald Murray’s view on revision in “The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Transcripts,” shows support for writers detaching themselves from their pages, the components writers examine in a writer’s work, and the function of the Makers Eye. Murray’s observation is accurate as it applies to me in many ways. Roald Dahl says, “You have to learn to read critically but constructively because good writing is essentially rewriting” (as cited in Murray, 1973, p. 9). No one said it better than Donald Murray, “Writers must learn to be their worst enemy. They must accept the criticism of others and be suspicious of it; they must accept the praise of others and be more suspicious of it.” (Murray, 1973, p. 4)Most writers are overly critical about their own writing, so it is difficult for a writer to critique his/her own work.
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.
William is a great help to Jamal in overcoming the obstacles at Mailor, namely professor Crawford. Crawford is intimidated by Jamal and his knowledge of literature. William also helps Jamal develop a writing style, and a writing process Throughout the movie William gives Jamal, many small pieces of advice that I feel were good advice. He tells Jamal that the original draft of all papers should be written with the heart and that all of the revisions thereafter should be written with the head. I feel this was good advice because if you write your original draft from the heart you are being more passionate about
A.O.W #13 Soapstone ~ Sophie Perez Period 5 ~ 455 words While reading an excerpt from, “There Will Come Soft Rains,” Ray Bradbury can be easily identified as a skilled author who uses a perfected use of imagery to show the setting of the story. The author may believe that the Cold War was a time to unite friends and achieve a sense of relief only after society’s problems are resolved. He may have lived through the beginning to the very end of the Cold War since all the details seem precise. To capture the tension that he showed in his descriptive writing. I think that the author wrote this story because he wanted to share an experience or certain thoughts.
Their goal is to make you feel their story so deeply within the pit of your stomach that you know their words to be true. In a collection of short stories entitled, The Things They Carried, author Tim O'Brien reveals the marvels of storytelling by breaking down the barriers between fact and fiction, thus making it impossible to distinguish whether or not any given event in the stories truly happened. In the section “How to Tell a True War Story” O'Brien discloses how to ascertain the difference between a true war story and one that is untrue you should see no virtue, you should be skeptical, and you should feel the truth. In the section titled, “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong”, O'Brien heeds each piece of advice he recited making his fictional war story true. When telling a true war story Tim O'Brien states that “[there] is no rectitude”, if at the end you feel uplifted or as if you were taught something, “you have become the victim of a very old and terrible lie” (O'Brien p. 65).
The word powerful makes it clear to the reader that Atkinson was heavily impacted by the performance. Atkinson’s diction automatically creates the impression that the dramatization served a greater purpose than just to entertain. In many instances during the review, Atkinson used short, deliberate sentences. These changes in sentence structure were used to emphasize his emotion. When speaking of the differences between Arthur Miller’s works, Atkinson said “The literary style of “The Crucible” was cruder.” He said this abruptly because he wanted to assure that his point would be made.
This is done by providing relevant & descriptive information. Another strength is the author’s gripping voice, as well as that the author writes as if he talking to the reader. On the negative side, there is only one major weakness, and its the very abrupt transitions between his topics The author isn’t taking a stance in an argument in this article; it is written with the mindset that being unconventional is good. This mindset is conveyed very well to reader by the end of the article. The data Gladwell presents is credible as it comes from primary sources such as Ranadive himself and quotes from Lawrence’s diary and other reliable sources such as the late general Maurice de Saxe.
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien expresses the importance of a story-truth, as opposed to a happening-truth by use of literary elements in his writing. The novel is about war and the guilt it leaves on everyone involved in the war. The four literary devices he uses to express this are diction, imagery, juxtaposition, and hyperbole. All of these elements allow the reader to identify emotion that is expressed in each story, as though that were the complete truth. O'Brien's diction is descriptive.
For example, Macbeth has said, "I do commend you", and "I do fear". This use of the word "do" is almost like the user is arguing a point, as if someone has said that Macbeth "does not fear", and he responds with "I DO fear" with emphasis on the "do" to improve his point. This use of the word "do" was also used widely in the Shakespearian era, although its use has degenerated. The word "done" is used to remind the people that something is over and cannot be changed. Lady Macbeth says, "What's done is done", which is a famous line round the world.
The Truth Behind The True War Story One would think that a true war story would be one of the easiest stories to tell. The presumption being that a man (or woman) goes to war, experiences it in all its guts, glitz, glamour and glory, returns home in part or in whole, writes about what they have seen, and everybody gets an honest image of what war really is. However, the title of the Tim O’Brien tale, “How to Tell a True War story,” suggests this is not always the case. This title invokes the notion that telling a true war story is a tricky proposition which requires a bit of guidance and longshoreman “know-how.” Why is this? It’s not like writing about teenage romance or mystical monsters, where the author must portray great streams of emotion, or create conjured up images of ghoulish beasts seen only in our nightmares.