I also liked your example of symbolism. He continued reading books everywhere he goes and soon became a writer. The number one device that caught my attention was repetition. In addition to this, the confident tone implied by the author makes the story description look vibrant and fulfilled at the same time. The hero is the integral archetype in the collective unconscious of whichever culture the story is based. Born on an Indian reservation with little to no money and three siblings, Sherman Alexie was not provided a bright future.
This gives the reader an idea of how he would have appeared to others. I believe that he compared himself to superman because of that first comic book that he read. With that success, Alexie stopped drinking and quit school just three credits short of a degree. 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. He knew that he did not want to be stuck on the Indian reservation his whole life, barely making by.
Alexie also used the rhetorical strategy of a hyperbole when he talked about the books his father had in the house. And his father like normal young man who likes to read book. Sam, great job finding rhetorical devices. Also,his first book created him and transformed into the person he is today. Alexie's surgery was successful; he suffered no mental damage but had other side effects. As a little child he lived on the Spokane Indian Reservation, located west of Spokane. I, like Ann, did not even think about pointing out the extreme pathos that Sherman used in his essay.
Finally, my conclusion to reading this piece of work is that now I will treat diversity in a new way. He used repetition a lot throughout his story, but it was always done really well. I think this is why he considered himself lucky growing up. Whenever he had free time or was having a difficult time, he would always go read something. Purpose The purpose of this text is to get the new generation more involved in books, the way that it was before these new inventions that have distracted us from books.
In school, he realized the knowledge he gained from books was powerful, that he would use it to better himself as an individual, and not become another typical Native American student. I reallly appreciate your feedback. He likes to visit schools to teach creative writing to Native American children. Exaggeration really helps make things clear. However, the author finds one of the sources of such stereotypes in the incorrect behavior of the Native American students.
Anyways, nice job picking out the rhetorical devices. The questions do not necessarily address the larger themes discussed in the book, but are intended to highlight interesting details, and simply force a closer reading of the book. Although he uses humor to express his feelings, the underlying message is very serious. He inherited his love of reading from his father, an avid reader of many different types of books. To do this, I show student four different templates from which they can choose and give them a handout of one.
This story explains the struggles Alexie and his Indian peers have trying to succeed in a non-Indian environment. Gave me a concussion from the sudden shift in time and place. As long as you are able to believe in yourself, you can beat the odds. He used symbols to compare and contrast things in his life. Especially since he was a good father it seems, his son wanted to be just like him and quickly began to learn to read.
The repetition grabs the reader's attention, highlights the importance of the sentences, and sets the stage for the end of the paragraph. Many of his fellow classmates flunk out and try to force him to do the same. Before he knew how to read he would look at the narrative above the picture and he would pretend to read the words aloud. Why did all of those children decide to amount to nothing? I believe Alexie's reading methods are a great way to look at easy ways to teach young children how to read. However, in 1995, he was awarded a bachelor's degree from. He uses multiple rhetorical devices throughout the entire essay. I also thought it was cool that Alexie portrayed himself as the Superman from the comic book in his last sentence: he's breaking down the doors of stubborn, Indian students.
The thought of a group of people being discouraged from reading terrifies me since I think that reading is the most wonderful thing in the world. His best-known book is 1993 , a collection of short stories. It generally shows a series of illustrations displayed in sequential order. He visits schools on reservations as often as possible teaching creative writing to Native American children. He felt he was expected to fail, but chose to overcome that expectation by working hard.