In Canto XVII Virgil and Dante the pilgrim are continuing on their journey through hell in the seventh circle. In this canto Dante meets the creature of fraud who is described to have an innocent face, leopard hide, lion like paws, and scorpion tail. In order for Dante and Virgil to continue on their journey they must ride the creature into the lower levels of hell. There is some irony in this canto because Dante himself is writing a fraud, by putting himself on a journey through hell. The is a moral truth to his poem though, he is writing a redemptive fiction, meaning the reader is taking a journey with Dante so they are able to recognize sin, and therefore be released of it in their own lives. His writing works on a literal and moral level. The reason that Dante is not at risk of the creature of fraud is because of his life and writing are protected from greed by reason. “I found by guide already mounted, upon the rump of that monstrosity. He said to me: “Now must you be undaunted this beast must be our stairway to the pit: mount it in front, and I will ride between you and the tail, lest you be poisoned by it.” (Canto XVII, lines 73-78) Jacque Martin wrote; “Art and poetry awaken the dreams of man, and his longings and reveal to him the abyss he has within himself.” The poem helps Dante the poet discover himself both religiously but also as a person. In Canto XVII he writes about climbing on the back of the creature of fraud and spiraling into the darkness of hell,
I believe the thesis in “Learning to Read and Write” by Frederick Douglass is “I consoled myself with the hope that I should one day find a good chance [to escape]. Meanwhile, I would learn to write.” (page 52) This is the thesis because the essay is about Douglass and his narrative of learning to read and write. Throughout the essay, Douglass wrote about the different tools he used to learn how to write.
The introduction is written to show the foundation of his education. Douglass wrote about…
Why we use notebook
I started using notebook to answer the topic given by professor recently. Step by step, I found some advantages of notebook. There are some topics limited our writing, which are some questions I never thought about before. When I started thinking about these question like “why I was here”, I found myself thinking deeply and coming up with something interesting ideas, which was like a surprise for me. Even though something I write seems stupid, I feel good. Moreover, I think…
* Start by googling the author
* Why bother to write the book
* Look at his approach
* Look for opposing arguments
* How his ideas fit into the course
* Take notes in your own words
* Overall picture in the introduction
* Indicate your response
Mapping the text
* Reads the title carefully
* Read back cover, flyleaf, preface/forewards
* Read the table of contents an introduction
* Read through chapter headings, sub-headings, charts
Choosing a novel to write about is somewhat hard for some. There are many novels given to us to pick from, but they are usually all older novels. Myself, I don’t like reading older books and I don’t give them a chance. To be quite honest, these “literature classics” are actually really good books, and that is why most professors or teachers choose these novels for us to read and analyze. I chose Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck.
Of Mice and Men is an easy read, and Steinbeck does not sugar coat anything…
AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
Summer Reading Assignment 2014-2015
AP Language and Composition is a course designed to teach students critical reading and writing skills that will prepare them for college and the world beyond school. Students will read works from various authors, time periods and subject matters to examine author’s purpose and effectiveness. The ultimate goal of this course is for students to become engaged critical thinkers. The skills covered include rhetorical analysis, synthesis…
you read this poem?
-Is this poem about Jesus Christ?
2. What (in your opinion) is the reason the author wrote the poem?
-I feel that he may have written this poem due to his faith and love for Jesus.
3. Did you notice anything different about the vocabulary, punctuation, or writing style that the author used?
-I think that he is asking questions throughout the poem.
4. What are the tone and mood of the poem?
-I think the tone is childlike.
5. What made you choose this poem?
-I am a…
The book I have recently read is Killer by Sara Shepard. Killer is about three former best friends Hanna, Spencer, Emily and Aria. They have all come together after finding out their best friend Alison DiLaurentis was murdered. After finding out the tragic news they all have been getting threatening text messages from an anonymous person called “A”. “A” knows all their secrets and the bad things they’ve done. Every since they became friends with Alison they’ve been lying and doing bad things. Alison…
In Francine Prose’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read: How American High School Students Learn to Loathe Literature”, the author is trying to explain why high school students are not asked to read more quality pieces of literature now a days. In my opinion I agree with Prose because I think the texts we read in high school are not challenging and not a lot of students enjoy the readings because they cannot relate. Prose uses the rhetorical strategy of degrading the books high school students…
Literacy in a Nutshell
There I was, sitting in class junior year of high school, not really listening to a word that was said. I was more captivated on the horrific long skirt my teacher wore with the unattractive floral patterns; her T-shirt that didn’t even look like it belonged with a skirt, and her terrible shoes that unfortunately reminded me of Crocs. She wore her hair up in a tight bun, which matched her personality quite well. While picking apart her attire, I wondered why SAT’s mattered in the…
mean to say that all writing is
What is autobiographical
He talks about how our writing is made up of personal
experiences, thoughts, and emotions about situations
we have experienced or feelings we have felt. When we
read the works of others we sometimes put ourselves into
those situations and think about what we would do or how
we feel. We try to relate what we're reading, listening to, or
watching, to our lives.
Murray states that, “We make up our own history…