The, Just Walk On By Brent Staples, And The Letter From Birmingham Jail

759 Words May 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Overall the essays that we have read this semester have been good. There are a few essays in particular that I think benefited me the most was “The Time to Act I Now” written by Al Gore, “Just Walk on By” written by Brent Staples, and the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” written by Martin Luther King. These essays have benefited me in a numerous amount of ways in which I am going to explain how their writing styles helped me become a better writer. Staples helped me a lot in which he taught me to explain my reasoning fully so that the audience know exactly what I am talking about. Another thing that Staples taught me was to explain the setting of the story in full detail so the readers can visualize what’s actually happening in the story this would help the readers understand the plot of the story better. When Staples provides good detail about when he was walking aside the woman it gives us a good visualization of the setting. Staples also displayed a lot of originality this taught me that if you have an original style of writing this will help readers stay engaged in the story. Something that was original about Staples was that he uses other books like “My Negro Problems-And Ours” written by Podhoretz. This shows originality in that he just doesn’t talk from his point a view but from others which makes his story more meaningful. Another tip that Staples displayed to me was to use events that happened in your life this helps the readers believe that you did not just make…

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