Thought and Paragraph

Topics: Thought, It Was Written, Essay Pages: 8 (3211 words) Published: February 28, 2014
Nov 16,2013
1.    Emerson begins his second paragraph with “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string,” (as cited in Langan, 2014) What does he mean by this? Why do you think he placed the quote this early in the essay? Explain (1)I feel that Emerson’s quote “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to its own string,” Is implying, whatever you set your mind too you can accomplish. “Every heart vibrates to its own Iron string,” Is implying that everyone is different; we go about doing things in different ways, but it doesn’t mean that it’s wrong. (2) I feel he placed this quote so early in the essay because; he wanted to attract the reader’s attention with such a unique passage. He tried grabbing their attention, early in the passage.

2.    In paragraph 4, Emerson says, “it is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own” (as cited in Langan, 2014). What does he mean by this quote? What is his purpose in making this statement? Explain.

(1) “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion”, basically it’s saying that it is easy for other people to justify your life, doing what’s good in the eyes of society. Letting what other people think, affect the way you live your life. “It’s is easy in solitude to live after our own,” Is saying to live in solitude, you can easily live, doing the things that you want to do. (2) To shed light on the situation, of people caring, what other people think. Live by your own path; don’t let people influence what you do. It would be easy living in both situation, but living for your own self-interest, would be easier.

4. At the end of the essay, Gregory shifts his focus from the classroom to the scene involving the wino at the restaurant. What is the connection between this closing scene and the rest of the essay? Explain. In addition, could you have made such a connection in your essay that you turned in for homework during Week 4? Why or why not?

The connection was, the same embarrassed feeling he had back in high school, was probably the same feeling the wino had. His teacher yelling at him for not being able to do his school work right, but it was because he was poor and hungry. The wino is poor and hungry also, and when the owner yelled at the wino, Dick Gregory felt the pain of the wino, seeing that he too, had gone through a similar situation. (2) I feel I tried to make a connection with the quote used in my essay; seeing how this passage was structured and organized kind of gives me an idea, of what my essay should’ve looked like. I should have structured it better than what I should have, and explained in more precise details.

 I feel Dunayers essay is one-sided, at first i thought it was a balance essay, because he starts to explain the cause of alcohol on a high school basketball life. Explaining how the young man dyed due to alcohol poisoning. He wasn’t shocked due to the fact that the alcohol industries media, and broadcasting perceives alcohol to be something it’s not. About half way through the second paragraph of the essay turns one-sided. She starts talking of how all these bad things happen, because of alcohol. But in a supportive kind of way which makes me indecisive on how it was written. He has his own views on things but, by using the cause and effect method, in explaining the industries tatics to get people to drink. She could have used resources to back up her statementsPages 722 – 726 1.    Do you think Dunayer’s essay is one-sided or balanced? Explain in detail. What additional points could be used to support or rebut her point? Explain and add credible source content to validate points. Cite and reference all work.    I feel Dunayers essay is one-sided, at first I thought it was a balance essay, because he starts to explain the cause of alcohol on a high school basketball life. Explaining how the young man dyed due to alcohol poisoning. He wasn’t shocked due to the...
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