Kaufman’s first two sentences capture the attention of the reader since they give a shallow depth of the significant title the author has used. After reading the title of a book the first statements of the piece should reflect the motive of the author in creating the book. In this case the author achieved this objective and it captured my attention to get to read the whole piece.
In the title of the book by Kaufman, the highlighting of Hector and Achilles was significant in this piece (Rosa & Eschholz, 103). The author of the book and hector were best friends from their childhood memories. After this part of their lives the author got the assumption that hector was the weaker point and part of his life. He began to show him that he is an undermined version of him. In literature, the word Achilles means somebody or something that weakens your potential. According to the author of the book the similarity of the Achilles can be compared to the relationship he had with Hector.
The organization of Kaufman’s essay is greatly based on the life he had with Hector. He arranged the essay starting from the day the two had a healthy relationship to the point where he realized they had differences (Rosa & Eschholz, 123). . The essay is then directed to a climax which almost as regret part of the author.
After college Kaufman ignored Hector since he realized that there was more to life than a beautiful friendship he had with Hector. He also realized with the company of Hector he could not have achieved much. From this notion, it is evident that Kaufman viewed the society a place of stiff competition. Only the best will survive in these conditions.
The ending of the essay by Kaufman is effective in that the author realized that all the assumptions he made about Hector were wrong. His friend was something different from what he ha d pictured him to be.
The purpose of the author to use short words in their essay is to make it clear to the reader on how efficient this style is when it comes to writing. As an author given an example of a writing style they are supposed to provide specific examples or use the same style in order for the reader to relate to the style in a more physical form.
When a student is asked to use big and complicated words, the student is under pressure to create a good picture of him to their monitors and tutors. They are under pressure to construct sentences using these big syllables. When such a student is given the right to use short words they feel more relaxed as they know they have the capability of handling the tools provided to them.
The introduction by Rowan is very effective in creating a picture about his teacher. The first paragraph of the essay were every effective in creating a picture of the character in the reader’s mind. With the author’s description a reader is able to create a picture assumption of Miss Bessie. Additionally, the term unforgettable Miss Bessie goes a long way in creating a character in the mind of the reader.
Before providing the reader with the information background of Miss Bessie, the author wanted to highlight her behavior and character first. This is because he wanted the writer to conclude on whether or not her character was influenced by what she had gone through in her life. This was effective as because as a reader I could relate the character of Miss Bessie to her background information.
The physical appearance of Miss Bessie does a little to shape the reader’s notion about the character. Her physical appearance was just used by the author to create a character but not provide description of her behavior (Rosa & Eschholz, 45). This is also evident from the fact that her character does not match her physical appearance. In my perspective Miss Bessie is unforgettable, strict, and effective in her work, fun loving and a happy character.
In his essay Raymond used repeated words and phrases. This literary style is used to insist on a point an author is willing to make about a situation. The situation Raymond was in about his taking part in special education required more than just a single phrase (Rosa & Eschholz, 23). The author also repetitively reiterates the fact that he did not want any of his friends to know about this issue. In repeating this issue, the author was able to capture the reader’s attention on the sensitivity of the issue.
Raymond used the colloquial expression; she got red in her face I thought she’d to blow up to display the feeling of anger and rage (112). The colloquial expression is effective in a reader’s interpretation of this particular emotion denoted by the phrase. Raymond’s tone in the essay is almost a silent tone. By this I mean the author used a secretive tone: a tone that deemed him inconspicuous. In the essay, all his dealings especially the issue on special education was more of a personal issue. In the essay, the author portrays his character as a lone character when it came to personal issues. This fact created the tone that he used in this piece.
Raymond’s purpose in writing this essay was to describe the importance of having a healthy childhood relationship. The arrangement, the tone and the grammatical style used in the essay provides the reader with a good and effective mode of interpreting the experiences the author went through in his childhood life (Rosa & Eschholz, 23). From the essay Raymond portrays the importance of having early childhood experiences as a stage in which a person must go through in order to have a good adult life. Childhood experiences are historical moments a child should have and they are important in the character and mental development of an individual.
Baker uses the style of repetition of words and ideas. This can be illustrated in the phrase my words, he was reading my words out loud to the entire class (Rosa & Eschholz, 398). From this phrase the author was able to emphasize on the subject that is in question which is the teacher and her work. In repetition, an author reiterates the most significant character n her work. This helps the reader to acquire the maximum objective of the author’s intention.
The transition from paragraph 4 to the end of the essay is based on occurrence ad activities taking place in an organized formation. Each paragraph addresses a specific point of the author’s life. In analyzing the essay the consecutive paragraphs are transition s from one step of the author’s life to another.
Baker describes her English teacher as a man of great potential and abilities. However, his perfect nature makes him sensitive to any form of disrespect of error by a student. The author describes him as prim. By using the word prim in the whole paragraph denotes the significant character of Mr. Fleagle.
After Baker wrote an informal essay to his English teacher, Mr. Fleagle, he is afraid to turn it in because he is weary of his reaction towards his essay. However, Mr. Fleagle opened the door for literary excellence for Baker. If it were not for him, Baker would have never realized the potential he had in writing.
In the case by walker, the thesis applied by the author is thesis on about magic. In the first four paragraphs, walker applied the use of short words. This was effective because it makes it easier for a reader to understand the essay. A phrase with less than eight words goes a long way in making a reader relate to the work by the author. In other paragraphs, walker ha s used in sentences. This style enables an author to incorporate more than one scenario in the single sentence. Walker wanted to share the experience of harvesting potatoes with her daughter because she wanted to mould and create a better version of herself in her daughter. Walker shows she is an experienced farmer in the examples she give some how successful she is the harvest she produced.
In the work by Gregory the first three paragraphs were used o describe the situation the author is in. from the paragraphs the author exposes the reader to the situation he was in across the whole narration. The three paragraphs are the main subject behind the creation of the narration. In the narration Gregory’s tone is more of a defensive tone than a happy tone. Many people judge him for a person who he is not and only with time will he be able to prove them wrong. The teacher’s reaction towards Gregory may be viewed as hate and disappointment. In a sentence by the teacher, he terms theory as useless and the source of all her troubles in the classroom. The role of money in this narration revolves around respect. The fact that Gregory does not come from a wealthy background, many people are against him and view him as insignificant. From the first paragraphs Gregory is a recipient of shame but in the last paragraph he has nothing to be ashamed about because he achieved all he had ever wanted.
In the narration by Ramirez, term Barrio describes the Spanish population in a foreign country. When he states that there is no want to escape, he refers to the fact that this population has found comfort in another habitat and they show no intention of leaving. By using Spanish phrases through the entire essay, the reader’s mind is directed towards this particular culture. The Spanish phrases are significant to the content and the point the author has an intention of putting across. The imagery of walls and fence is significant in that it shows the barriers the Barrio population goes through in a native habitat.
A metaphor is a word or a character used to denote the behavior of someone. In this case Lamott used examples of metaphors that were used to describe the African American population. Form the arrangement of the essay the author describes the rivalry between the Black population and the rest of the population in this particular habitat. In his quest for unity the author bring up the issue on the Special Olympics which were to act as a symbol of unity between the rivaling populations. The structure of the essay was designed to incorporate a long narration of the Special Olympics. This was aimed at adding weight to the significance of this particular activity.
Huttmann is called a murderer because he chose to end the life of a suffering man in hospital. However, the author explains the difficulty she had before taking the decision of pressing the button: there is nothing I have put effort I doing for the last 47 years than top push the code button. The legal consequence for her actions is the prosecution on the account of murder. This is viewed as harsh and illogical since the person in question was not going to recover from the dead bed. I would support Huttmann’s decision to end the life of the sickened person because it was the logical thing to do. However, some readers may feel offended by this action due to their morality and ethics they uphold. The use of the time sequence by the author is significant in ensuring that the reader is taken through the period of suffering Mac went through before the author decided to push the code button. By saying we do not have the right to die; the author means that death comes whether at will or not at will. We should deny the fact that death has approached someone life. In Mac’s perspective the statement is significant since there was no possible option that Mac would recover from his sickness.
In Pence’s narration, the thesis revolves around creative and meaningful writing by authors. The author puts across the need for authors to use proper language while coming up with literary pieces. The Cliché explained by Pence are based on their effect in the grammatical arrangement of a narration. This clichés affect the structure on a narration which in turn affects the understanding of the piece by the reader. To avoid the using of clichés an author should be specific when referring to someone or an object. The description of a situation should be based on facts not assumption that cannot be proven. The conclusion by Pence is significant since it educates authors and a reader on the importance of having literary pieces without clichés.
In Murphy’s story a unique and effective narrative style in introduced. The author used a brief narrative to put his point across. Despite its brief nature, the piece was rich in content and illustrative characteristics. The brief structure made it easier for the author to come up with specific but concise information on the character analysis he has in the essay. The chronological arrangement of the paper is also outstanding. In each paragraph the author ensured on significant theme of the narration is exhausted. This ensured the flow of the narrative was effective and easy to understand by the reader. In reality there is the existence of both the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. This notion was opposed by Murphy as he portrayed all features of the environment as equal.
In the narration by Mr. Sessions he described the store he used to work in all fronts. In his narrative he used the chronological arrangement to describe his experiences. Her description of the smell one encountered while entering the corner store was figurative picture of the type of environment the store was located in. She presents this idea before the interior visual of the store because she wanted the reader to have a specific perception of the store at its first glance. The condition of Welty creates a bad impression to Session. The environment of the store was sickening also to the author. He did not find comfort whatsoever in this location. From the information provided by the author of the corner store brings to a reader a perception of filth and disorganization (Rosa & Eschholz, 518).
In the narration by Lipmann the teacher is portrayed in the most beautiful way. The author uses proper arrangement to denote the best character of his teacher Mr. K. In a reader’s mind the picture of Mr. K is portrayed as an important figure in Lipmann’s life. According to the author Mr. K most enduring lesson was the fact that he was able to train his students to perfection (Rosa & Eschholz, 526). From his narration, the author surely convinced me that her teacher was a teacher to be remembered.
Rosa, Alfred. & Eschholz, Paul. Model for writers. New York: Bedford/ St. Martins. 2012. Print.