Quote- “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. (pg. 1) chp. 1…”valley of ashes, a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills…” (23) chp.2“She had drunk a quantity of champagne, and during the course of her song she had decided, ineptly, that everything was very, very sad she was not only singing, she was weeping too. (51) chp.3
| Text to Self- Even though I may not be filthy rich, I am better off than most people I know. I have the luxury of getting things when I please and never having to worry about money.Text to Text- There’s this show I saw once on tv called “The secret life of the American teenager” the main character Amy becomes pregnant and unlike most parents, her parents were supporting her child and allowed Amy to live with them.Text to World- Most Americans do not have a lot of money to splurge on things they would like. Some are extremely poor and the necessity of food outweighs the necessity of clothing.Rhetorical/literary device- the word “criticizing” causes some sort of conflict within the text, due to the fact that people do not take criticism well. Text to Self- I went on a road trip to Arizona and as we passed through El Paso the feeling of death surrounded the area, it lacked the feeling of life.Text to Text- This remind me of the south back in the slavery days, even though the area was prosperous with crops, the torture they gave the slaves creates the sense of harm and punishment. Resulting in death, and their ashes linger in the area.Text to World- It describes the sense of loneliness and death in the area, maybe attempting to hide someone’s true feelings.Rhetorical/literary- the setting is a metaphor associated with ashes to describe it. Irony could play a role because death is associated with ashes.Text to Self- At times when I am filled with sadness, I lean toward music to help heal my heart. I sing my heart out to help ease the pain and as I sing the words to each song helps me get lifted and the sadness begins to disappear.Text to Text- This reminds me of the movie “Dead at 17”, as the brother loses his younger sister, he relies on music to help him through that tough times. Text to World- Music is the one thing that everyone can’t get enough of, they can relate to it and it’s always there to help you with anything.Rhetorical/literary- The word ineptly is quite the opposite what someone would feel when they are down, since the word could be described as clumsy, foolish, or out of place.
| “They were never quite the same ones in physical person, but they were so identical one with another that it inevitably seemed they had been there before.”(63) chp.4“Two o’clock and the whole corner of the peninsula was blazing with light, which fell unreal on the shrubbery and made thin elongating glints upon the roadside wires”. (81) chp.5
| Text to Self- My friend had twin sisters and I would spend countless of times with each sister and they both had totally different personalities, but looked the same.Text to Text- This reminds me of the show “Sister Sister”, both of the twins had completely different views on life and personalities differed, but were adopted to different parents at birth. Text to World- Thousands of twins are born every day and just because they may be identical in features doesn’t mean they will act exactly the same.Rhetorical/literary- This is quite a device relevant to irony, it’s ironic that they look alike but act different.Text to self- the idea of having lights streaming through the place, highlighting the roads reminds me of downtown san Antonio during Christmas time. I love the wonderful lights.Text to text- this reminds me of the Christmas movies on tv where they would have huge Christmas trees in the city shining brightly.Text to world- the idea of blazing lights surrounding a peninsula causes a sense of romance and beauty to many individuals.Rhetorical/literary- the diction including the words...
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