Maya Angelou once said, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” In her poem called “Alone”, she gives an extended example of a reason as to why some people are unable to thrive in life and why others do. “Alone” is about the fact that no one can survive in this rough, cruel world alone, and Maya Angelou depicts this through mood, figurative language, and symbolism.
First of all, stanza one of “Alone” starts off with a mood of isolation and loneliness because it paints a picture of someone soul-searching for an answer to their problems, which they think they may have found: people need each other to make it through life. The author, Maya Angelou, shows this when the poem says, “I came up with one thing/And I don't believe I'm wrong” (Angelou 6-7). This thing ends up being, “That nobody,/But nobody/Can make it out here alone” (Angelou 8-10). Towards the end of stanza one, the mood changes to more of a hopeful mood as the speaker realizes what is causing them to feel lonely and why they are having such a hard time getting through life. They finally start to feel like they know how to find their soul a home like they are hoping to do in line three of the poem. The moods of isolation, loneliness, and hopefulness in the first stanza of “Alone” help in portraying the theme that nobody can get through life alone. This is done by making the reader feel the same emotions that the author…
reading comprehension skills and lack of vocabulary knowledge, which I learned at the end of the assessment. At the end of the assessment, I asked him what the story was about (a butcher) and he could not recall the information from the 57 words read. Lacking the knowledge of the actual text made it more difficult for him to find clues in the pictures to relate to the unknown words that he was trying to sound out, or guessed. He said the word “butcher” was “brother” because he did not know what…
the technique again with “went out” to express that the night is late and dark, after a long night of singing, the singer is weary and “He slept like a rock or a man that’s dead” (Meyer 401).
Beyond the uses of deviation and foregrounding, Hughes also applied the pronunciation of words to achieve his goal in sentimental expression. Hughes used a large amount of long vowels and diphthongs to enhance the poem’s key emotion. According to stylistics, the length of sounds might mirror some extra…
It is appropriate to use as a small group or whole class activity. Students will use letter cards to spell the correct CVC word provided by the teacher such as bag. Each student is encouraged to insert the correct letters in the pocket folder to spell the given CVC word correctly. This game is not intended for use as competition but for practice purposes. One approach to playing this game would be to use the same vowel for each given word. For instance, start with tag, hat, cat, and bad. Then…
the beginning were that she did not distinguish between short and long vowel sounds. She struggled with almost every long vowel pattern except –o_e and –ea. She also had troubles with the other vowels except –or, and the inflected endings. She was able to get the –ed ending, but she had troubles with –s, -ies, and –pping. Between all three of the Spelling Inventories, she would jump back and forth on trying to put an e in the word riding. As we progressed to the second Spelling Inventory, Miley…
Kamil’s English language skills will progress with teachers’ scaffolding, patience, and understanding.
The results of the formal and informal assessments indicate that Kamil may benefit from further instruction in reading and decoding multisyllabic words and short vowels, self-monitoring, vocabulary building, writing, as well as practicing reading and writing in his native language. Below are the recommendations for each area of the instructional need.
The results of the CORE Phonics…
Issue 1: Substitution of /p/ for /b/
"Arabic does not have a / p/ sound and most people substitute /b/ for / p/". Most Arabic speakers struggle to adapt the sound /b/ to / p/ even the advance level learners of English do make the same mistakes. Although there are some problems found in Arabic speakers depending on…
(Language can be seen and heard; it can be diverse or standard. With this in mind, discuss the different roles that language can have in a child 's life.
Language is the most significant developmental milestone a person learns from an early age. From the early fundamentals of language, a child hears language, then learns to communicate their needs and wants, developing to a more intricate level where a child of primary age is able to express their feelings, thoughts, values and beliefs through…
To help with spelling and creating words, the word-building approach uses rimes and patterns by grouping words together that have the same vowel sounds; short a and short e for example. In teaching the word building approach, students must learn the sounds of vowels in all areas of the word, beginning and middle. The steps to administrating a word building lesson is to first start by applying phonics so the students know the sound of the letter and letter patterns in the words being learned.…
invented languages for many purposes. Esperanto is a universal language invented by Dr. Lejzer Ludwik Zamenhof in 1887 through a book called Lingvo Internacia. Dr. Zamenhof is a Russian physician who was seeking a cmmon denominator for different nationalities of the world to communicate with each other. Esperanto is considered international auxiliary language which intends not to replace ethnic languages but to serve as an additional, second language for all people. Esperanto is most useful for…