A Reflection on My Writing Essay

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A Reflection on My Writing

The journey through language and literature has always been an intriguing one for me. It is for this reason that I chose English as my major. It seems that every teacher or professor that I have had, has always been able to pinpoint one specific element in my writing that I need to work on. This has not been a negative thing by any stretch, because with each passing semester there is an element of my literature that will be perfected for the next. This is the wonder that is English, and the reason for my passion in this subject area.

In this class I have really learned to use a different level of thinking in my papers. Teachers often have complemented my ability to prove a point with the spoken
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Now, every time that I pen a paragraph, I think those words. Reading my first paper of the year, and then my last, the difference is ever so clear. The thesis actually carries throughout, ending up at a beautiful conclusion, that miraculously relates back to the thesis. It is a beautiful method, and a valuable lesson, and I am glad that I was able to incorporate it into my writing.

On a greater scale than this classes contribution to my writing, was its enrichment of my literary analysis. I have always enjoyed criticizing literature. I love the critical thinking, and extricating the meaning from a line of words. It is so fulfilling knowing that the meaning is from my mind, and it came from allowing the language that I think in to penetrate my mind, and leave a solved puzzle. I enjoyed the wealth of short stories we read in this class, because it truly allows me to use my critical mind, and look at ever last word, and try and pry a meaning out of it.

I tend to think in all of the lenses, not just stick to one. I love to focus on the least obvious them or motif in the story, and find it throughout. Every time I pick a topic to discuss about a story, I refuse to repeat what everyone else talks about, because I know that there must be a deeper message waiting to be found. Whatever literary

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