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    In the novel “Inside Out and Back Again,” many refugees had their lives changed significantly caused by war. This starts from them being forced to leave their country and flee to some place else. Ha in this situation had to flee from the Communists that’s were taking over Vietnam and go on a boat to safety, Ha is now starving from not eating anything for a long period of time, dehydrated, and how Ha’s brother had to do labor work that he didn’t want to do. Ha hasn’t eaten in awhile and she is now eating rice and is describing how tasty it is. In the novel, Ha states, “The first hot bite of freshly cooked rice, plump and nutty, makes me imagine the taste of the papaya, although one has nothing to do with the other.” This quote proves that Ha and everyone on the boat is suffering from starvation, Ha explains the first bite of food she has took in a while. The way she expresses how she bites and eats it shows how she is starving. Another way their lives are changed is that Ha is very dehydrated because she hasn’t drank anything ever since she went on the ship. She finally gets to drink something, Water! But this water is a little too clean to drink. In the text its states, “How sweet water tastes even when mixed with soap.” This quote shows that Ha is so thirsty that she is drinking soapy water and enjoying it, which is extremely disgusting. Ha had nothing to drink in a couple months which can lead to death at any time because of dehydration, so Ha found water and was extremely…

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    I observed at Nazareth child care center in Jamaica Plain. This is a Catholic charity that has many different locations in many different areas in Massachusetts. The location is set up by age group. There are 3 different classrooms. downstairs (infant, infant toddler, and the toddler room). The Preschool classrooms are upstairs. The preschool is funded through Boston Public Schools and there are 3 different classrooms separated by age. The center is I n a nice neighborhood. It 's middle class…

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    Stephen Decatur High School/Ninth Grade/General English Class/15 students/90-minute lesson This lesson is part of a larger unit that focuses on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. This lesson would come after the students had read the entire book. During the time of the reading we would have determined major themes, plot points, etc. I would have assisted students with confusing language and started a conversation about interpreting Shakespeare’s works by explaining his play on words and the…

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    In today’s culture there are many different ideals that are affecting the language around it, and because of this; the language is always changing to keep up with it. Words come and go depending on their functions in day-to-day usage, and therefore new ones are being added to the ever growing lexicon constantly. It’s important that languages change over time, because it shows that the capacity has not yet been reached, and therefore has more time to flourish so it doesn’t die off. Language…

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    instead of four. Somebody said that when it looks like literature then we tend to treat it like literature. ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves’ (line 1) are words that are not familiar to the reader. Humpty Dumpty stated that ‘Brillig’ means four o’clock in the afternoon, when it’s time to boil things for dinner. There is evidence of morphological deviation, which is the deviation in how a word is formed, for instance, ‘brillig’ (line 1), and ‘frumious’ (line 8) Mick Short states that one…

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    The sun was shining upon Adam and Eve as they named all the creatures entering existence through the Garden of Eden. Chattering cheerfully, the couple noticed a wooden sign around the neck of the an alpaca. “Adam, what on earth is that writing and what does it mean?” said Eve. Adam went to retrieve the wooden sign, and he proceeded to notice that the sign had one word on it. “Sweetie,” said Adam, “this is a word that I do not know.” Eve stood pensively and rubbed her chin. They both stood…

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    As the decades pass by, words are being added into the English dictionary. Many may not realize the effects of such terms that have been introduced to the English language. George Orwell, an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic, predicts his vision of what the future would become in his novel 1984. The novel tells a powerful vision that the future would be controlled by the government from what we wear to how we speak and think. Orwell also introduces the idea of Newspeak. It’s…

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    How Things Could’ve Been Different In the Dystopian Novel, “1984” by George Orwell, there are multiple assets that changes the lives of many people, in their personality and the ways of how they live. Their way of life is being destroyed due to the iron fist of a godly figure named, “Big Brother”. The methods that are being used, were odd, but at the same time, undignified. In this dystopian “society [,] itself is typically the antagonist; it is society actively working against the…

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    Neologism, Margaret Atwood’s brilliantly applied technique used as a interwoven blanket of words throughout the novel , Handmaid’s Tale, goes a far way in laying the foundations for the totalitarian social system to be acceptable as a normal way of thinking. Being that totalitarianism is defined as , ‘ a governing system in which a ruling elite holds all the power and controls all aspects of society,” it makes sense that one of the first steps to make it easier to rule, or control women and to…

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    In the Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, the language established in Gilead promotes conformity. This language utilizes biblical and neologism appeals to get their citizens to conform and follow the new regulations. To begin with, the novel is littered with biblical names and phrases: “Jezebel”, “Martha”, “Milk and Honey”, “All Flesh”, “Lilies” and many more. All of these appellations come from the bible and are used to name the shops that the handmaid’s daily shop at, the housemaids, and the…

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