Dear Andrea, I am enchanted about your post “ Government Knows Too Much,” because it’s true, the government is not protecting its citizens. They should not know much and their scrutiny should be limited. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Surveillance programs should be limited to suspicion of terror threats instead of threate…[Read more]
George Orwell uses auditory imagery to emphasize Winston’s feelings that he had after receiving the letter from Julia. Winston had just received a letter from Julia and did not know what was in it. Orwell stated,
Very interesting topic, Taleb. I really enjoyed the novel 1984, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the book. Your comments on auditory imagery are insightful, specifically, when you mentioned how the author uses “the words ‘frightening loudness’ instead of just saying that his heart was beating rapidly.” This posed as a very important addition as it clearly explained why the author made use of such a powerful coupling of words. If you would like to learn more about auditory imagery, please read this article: https://academic.oup.com/cercor/article/9/7/697/270766. I look forward to reading more from you on this topic in the future.
I think this is a very good analyzation of the quotation for George Orwell’s book 1984. I agree with you, i think that he included the describing words “frightening loudness” to emphasize his passion and emotions during this part of the book. I think by adding these descriptive words to a book, it makes the book a lot more appealing to the reader and much more descriptive and fun to read.
Here is a good article analyzing the overall writing style of George Orwell, you should check it out!
It really stood out to me how you expressed the nationalities you have. This tells me you have a lot of pride in who you are. “I have also chosen a quote which is “never give up.” I have chosen this quote because this quote keeps me going.” This quote stood out to me because it tell me that you are not a weak person who gives up quick and is ver…[Read more]
I love how you created a box to express all the people and things you love. You did a really great job. It is very aspiring to see the creativity someone has all place together. It shows that you have a lot of pride for who you are and a lot of confidence for sharing it with a lot of people.
The quote that stood out to me was “The Mexico and USA flag represent how I am proud of my nationalities and they make who I am.” Although you were being stereotyped as a Mexican person, it’s very aspiring to see that you also acknowledge your nationality as an American. I also loved how you included what your interests were and how you expla…[Read more]
I really loved your shadow box. You are a really brave and courageous person for speaking up for what you believe in. I really admire that fact of how you included some pieces of you and and what you believed in your box. The quote that stood out to me and made me want to read more was, “The rainbow also represents my sexuality. Seeing that my…[Read more]
Get up and make your bed; go to the bathroom and wash your face; soak your little cloths right after you take them off; wake up your brothers for school; make pancakes for breakfast; always eat your food in
Hi Taleb, My name is Ethan and Iam from Judge Memorial Catholic High School. Your story is interesting but its also hard to read along, there is no explanation to anything and the structure is a bit off. You are using the slanted words in the wrong context, they are for titles of book or other material. You are also using the “;” symbol wrong. Your structure is hard to follow but I know if you re-wrote the article and explained the title, it would be even more great and interesting.
Dear taleb, I think that this poem is very well written and interesting and I also like the connections you are making in it. I also think that you re right we all live our lives around other people and it is so interesting how we do things out of what we want them to think about us and how we act around them. Its just very interesting to read about very similar feelings that I sometimes feel even though we live pretty far apart and surely led different lives.
Dear Izaiah, I am speechless about your poem, “Listen up, America,” because it was awesome. I love how you included that you had no father and it was difficult growing up with a single mother. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The advice I would give the leaders of America would be to ?take Donald J. Trump out of his role in Washi…[Read more]
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