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    James Baldwin was an African American novelist that 's some would consider a poet, also a playwright some would even say revolutionary and someone who constantly push the envelope to express art the best way he knew how into break barriers for not just African American Writers before all writers of all colors and ethnicity leave it or not during the course of this class this is the first time I 've ever heard about this writing and since the first time I 've read or seen some of his work I 've been very impressed and very honored to study his work in the Legacy he has left behind James Baldwin once quoted “When one to live by habit and by quotation, one begun to stop living”( james baldwin}. I do understand when he made this comment that…

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    Strategically outlined in William Zinsser's “On Writing Well”, are the key elements that provide a guide for nonfiction writers to perfect their craft. Zinsser emphasises the importance of simplicity when writing in order to free ones work of unnecessary clutter and hold the reader's attention. Many of the concepts discussed by Zinsser are can be seen in James Baldwin's collection of essays entitled Notes of a Native Son, which falls anything short of a boring memoir. Baldwin takes the reader on…

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    Knausgaard Analysis

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    poetry and live in Jamaica. Anyways, I learned from the Youth Leadership Camp to apply to two articles. Both of those articles is about how the society affects us and how we fear from the society. "Rankine wrote about the African-American 's experience through the racism and how the majorities treated them. Their experience is very fearful because they could treat them, often to have the discrimination and oppression," (Miller…

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    After reading the essays and having discussions in class, my favorite essay was “A Plague of Tics” by David Sedaris. In the excerpt, Sedaris uses a witty tone when writing about his obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders because his disability often makes people uncomfortable. Sedaris takes the audience through a series of examples of his obsessive compulsive behavior and the reactions of his teachers, family, and friends as they tried to deal with it. Sedaris, a satirist, chose humor to…

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    The novels “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, “Brown Girl, Brownstones” by Paule Marshall and “Citizen An American Lyric” by Claudia all are different books that tell different stories and written by different people, but one thing all 3 of these book share in common is a very old but important social issue which is Race and Racism. The way these authors use their topics as a subdivision of the theme or a social issue so that their main point becomes more clear and understandable is very…

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    Tyler Perry Book Report

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    A specific event that had a great impact on my view of writing is when I first remember reading an autobiography about Tyler Perry. Within this autobiography it talks about Tyler’s life as a child, how he grew up, and his family back ground. It talks about how he got into being a writer, producer, and an author as you know Tyler Perry is one of the most successful writers and entertainers in the film industry. Tyler Perry was born into a wealthy background and he had to save money and work hard…

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    A person’s personal knowledge or historical accounts are the basis for a memoir. There are various authors that have various ways to create a memoir that fits them and their story. William Faulkner, an American writer, won a Nobel Prize in Literature from Oxford Mississippi in 1949. During his banquet speech, he shared his perspective in writing memoirs and writing in general. As he put it the “writer’s duty” was that young writers are forgetting the problems of the human heart which is in…

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    The problems of adapting to new languages, modes of thought, customs and beliefs inspires people to communicate their experiences and struggles. The writers’ eagerness to recollect their pre-affiliations, or at least a memory where they came from also influenced what how they wrote. From Indian captivity narratives such as, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mary Rowlandson, slave narratives such as, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by…

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    which they speak it. Every experienced writer and speaker knows the importance of using literary devices in one’s argumentative work, and Martin Luther King Jr. was evidence of this statement. Through the entirety of his speech, “Beyond Vietnam- A Time To Break Silence,” Dr. King used multiple literary tools to enhance his argument that the United States should withdraw from Vietnam. Indisputably the most prominent literary tool in the speech is emotional appeal. King used it a number of times…

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    Wheatley Vs Wheatley

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    For their respective positions and standings in society, each writer was a superbly advanced and progressive thinker, hoping to stimulate new support for the more unpopular opinions of their societies. They each used their writing as means of expressing their interest in the formation of social change in the pursuit of equality. While each woman advocated for a different message to be heard, their similarity lies in the fact that they both actively used their creative processes to speak their…

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