Before giving students time to read the essay and create their storyboards, I discuss the essay's structure briefly, explaining that it's narrative--tells a story--and process. The novel centers around experiences of the past, as Zits experiences short windows into others' lives after he believes to be shot while committing a crime. Because his father had such a love for reading, his love transferred onto his son. I thought I was going to be first for once! Another rhetorical device that Alexie implemented into his essay was an anaphora. This was a great way for Alexie to use pathos in his argument. Alexie based the screenplay on his short story collection, , and characters and events from a number of Alexie's works make appearances in the film.
I agree that Sherman Alexie did an excellent job of skillfully executing repetition throughout his entire essay. In some instances Alexie had a serious voice such as when he described his struggles in school due to becoming an advanced reader at and early age, which was not expected, or supported by his tribe. In reading his writing it is portrayed that he has a great sense of pride for the children he is teaching and their accomplishments. Also, Alexie portrayed ethos when he discussed how the Indians were suppose to act during school. He used symbols to compare and contrast things in his life. I could never find a good book that caught my interest and that I wanted to finish.
At the beginning of the year, I was not very excited about taking this class. And we should try to remember how lucky we are to be who we are no matter what anyone says. Jolene, I also enjoyed how he got his points across by using anecdotes. New York City: New York Times Company. He taught them how to reading and creative writing to help them save lives. I found it interesting to see how he was brought up to be a very intelligent boy. After reading your post, I am left wondering how often I have given into peer pressure.
We cannot fall into peer pressure or act according to stereotypes. This was the first time that I have ever heard of a zeugma. I also found repetition but in different examples. Perhaps that is why Alexie's tale entrances us so. Whatever pathetic it may sound, the truth is that, as long as people would never mind being led by those numerous silly stereotypes about different nations, the society will face endless war conflicts and considerable misunderstanding between people will never come to its end. However, for Alexie, it seemed to be a downright offense that he was even capable of reading.
Notice that I have quoted Alexie with an announced quotation, and I have quoted Anzaldua using a quotation within a sentence of my own. The collection, however, received mixed reviews. Literature is not math, it is extremely important to learn, even if you do not go into a field where English is required. He continues this repetition to categorize his other Indian classmates into one completely separate from himself. I liked how you talked about it painting a picture of just how many books there really was in their house.
I feel that the reasoning for this was that, although Alexie began to read at a young age, each and every time it would help him stay focused and ambitious. These children would much rather be accepted by their own families and communities than the outsiders who came to teach them. Encouraging other Indians who want to write novels, shorts stories, and poems. Despite being characterized as a minority in the past, he was able to break away of stereotypes on society as a result of his race. He was elected as and participated as a member of the.
New York City: New York Times Company. I also thought that your first rhetorical device was unique. This story follows a young Indian boy into his struggle of illiteracy and acceptance from his peers and friends. Overall, you did a really good job with this blog. With acceptance speech by Alexie, interview with Alexie, and other material, partly replicated for all five Young People's Literature authors and books. It's because of the way he wrote, using rhetorical devices to portray his love for reading and how determined he was to read no matter what.
Alexie stresses the importance reading played in his life throughout his short essay. Spoke words that seemed to be displayed in the pictures in the comic iii. Collectively, this sequence of illustrations provide one a pre-visualizing of a video, a movie, a television show, a commercial, or presentation. The essay is introduced with the Superman comic books that taught Alexie how to read. Better get ready she thought. Anyways, nice job picking out the rhetorical devices. Because he is smart, and use his reading and writing to change his life, when he was became a writher.