Reflection Of Langston Hughes Salvation

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Before starting the English 111, every student was aware of the expected goals intended. Within the syllabus, a certain set of goals were made aware, and it was the instructors intention to make sure each student met these to the best of their ability. As it states just before the listed items, it is explained that “...this course is to help you build a foundation of critical thinking and writing skills that will be useful to you in college and beyond”. This was fundamental throughout the entire course. At the beginning of the course, I had a particular perspective on how to analyze pieces of writing, and felt as if I had an acceptable understanding of the writing process. Although this appeared true at first; it definitely wasn’t. Fortunately, …show more content…
For this assignment, I chose to do Langston Hughes’ “Salvation”. The paper focused on illustrating meaning from the writing, and using all the elements of the paper in order to construct a viable perspective. Therefore, using the elements provided, I developed an analytical understanding of Hughes’ story. In order to illustrate this, the following text exhibits how I chose to carry on with what was …show more content…
When first reading the text, it was as if the meaning of was too obvious, almost as if there had to be more to it. Then after reading it a second time, I realized the amount of importance each idea had in forming an overall perspective of what Hughes was trying to explain. It wasn’t an obvious realization, but it rather took a close interpretation of what was being written. His aunts quote, that I used early on, soon became the foundation of the entire paper, and also one of the main argumentative points. Now looking back, I’ve learned to stress the importance of hidden messages, and knowing how to effectively use them within my own writing. Not only were we as students asked to formulate our own papers, but we were also asked to learn how to dissect writing. This was one of the key ways of dissecting a source, to enter the perspective of the author and truly understand meaning behind their work. This was easily one of the most exceptional skills that I have acquired through the class, and was crucial when both reading and writing

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