Somalia, known as the Horn of Africa and to me known as my home, is not known for it's cold temperatures. In fact in written records it has never snowed over there, and the temperatures rarely come close or never get to the freezing point. With me growing up there and not seeing much or any of the outside world, you can imagine my reaction to seeing snow for the first time. So you can probably guess that my most vivid childhood memory would be about seeing snow for the first time. When we first came to America, landing and stepping out of the plane into the New York airport for the first time, i immediately noticed the sudden change of temperature from the warm and cozy plane to stepping into the frigid air of New York in Mid-February. The freezing temperatures wasn’t what boggled my mind, more than the sight in front of me, which was white fluffy looking stuff that covered almost everywhere, except for the runway which was shuffled to the side. At first i was amazed at how breathtaking the sight in front of us was, but then i started to get confused and had a lot of question that i wanted someone to answer start popping up in my head; like “what was this stuff called?” “where did it come from?” how did it come to be, how was it made?” “who had made it, and how did the cover it all over the city?” These questions where nagging at me so I had to ask someone, so i turned to my dad, who had done a lot of traveling, so he might know what this stuff was. When I asked him all the questions one after another he chuckled at how confused I was. He told me to slow down and ask the questions one by one. After drowning my dad’s ear with questions, I found out some needed information on what is found out was called “barrf” in Somali or snow in English, and how it was a type of weather
This was illustrated by the whole facility of the shutter island, they are all psychiatrics.
2) Flash back, a sudden and disturbing vivid memory of an event in the past usually it's because a psychological trauma. This was illustrated by the scenes from Germany when Teddy was a soldier when he was seeing the dead bodies.
3) Defense mechanism, the ego's protective methods or reducing anxiety by unconsciously distorting reality.…
Connolly constantly shows the reader that she care for her friends deeply, and would not have had these memories without them. This is yet another example of her conveying this. It is crucial to state that the word “we” is also known as an anaphora. I think the author does this to show the reader that all the events that took place in this poem took place in a group. She is trying to tell us subliminally that none of these great memories would’ve happen if it weren’t for her friends.…
Clearly this was a very vivid memory in his mind because he
instantly remembers details about a past childhood camp.
He explains that he began making the lanyard at camp and that he had no experience
making them. “I had never seen anyone use a lanyard. / or wear one, if that’s what you did with
them. / but that did not keep me from crossing strand over strand”(13-15).…
Research by Geary, Vigil, & Byrd-Craven states that attractive images held within semantic memory and pattern matched with an auditory stimulus facilitate rapid arousal than unattractive images.
Although images do play a big role, in a study by smith it is reported that more vivid (realistic) visual images during sexual fantasy reported higher levels of sexual arousal but the content of imagery was separate from fantasy.…
(Greenbalt, Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, p.1540) Throughout the rest of the poem, Wordsworth displays a vivid and descriptive dialogue between his current life’s state and his memories of being a young boy where “like a roe”; he roamed through the mountains and streams without a concern for where he was going.…
White utilizes vivid contrast between the past and the present, as well as the negative and the positive, to delineate the lake as a sacred place.
White has a deep admiration and gratitude for not only the lake, but memories that take place there. He takes “along [his] son”(2) to share the beauty of such a sacred place. White is anxious revisiting the lake for signs of change. If his sacred place has changed, he wonders if his memories will live up to their potential.…
use of “as” “like”
to make descriptions more emphatic or vivid
the pairing of identical or similar consonant sounds
provides emphasis, and sometimes aids in memory and for dramatic effect.
use of word or words that are indicative of a sound that the source of the sound produces i.e “bang”
auditory image, for more vivid description of people, places, and ideas.…
Sensory register- selective attention= paying attention to something
Then it lowers down to short term memory- STM- working memory
Then it processes to Long Term Memory- then goes back to STM- which helps us maintain selective attention.…
After a month of using the newsletter, frankly, I was disappointed.The striking last paragraph, with its vivid imagery of trout hidden in deep mountain glens, offers a redemptive ending to what has been a story of awful indifference and destruction, where hope has eked out a meager, slight existence in the face of the ubiquitous destructiveness of human nature, which has both caused the catastrophe and perpetuated the evils in the world afterward.…
Your attention shifts
- Filtering theory- CNS filters out all irrelevant information at any given moment
Short Term Memory
- Briefly stores and works on incoming information from our sensory memory
- Encoding- brains way of getting information in, thru rehearsal
- STM Capacity: 7 +- 3 bits of information
- As much as can be repeated/rehearsed in 1.5 - 2 seconds
- Capacity lessens during multi-tasking (Morris)
- Chunking: the process of grouping information into meaningful…