Month: June 2017

My Boyfriend’s Back Assignment

In the song Hey Paula the main stereotype present is letting the man do what he needs while the woman sits by and waits. The line “I’ve waited so long for school to be through” exemplifies this stereotype in this song.

Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

  Duiker: a small African antelope that typically has a tuft of hair between the horns, found mainly in the rainforest. “He cleared the bushes like a duiker, leapt over rocks; and finally came to a dead stop at a

Word Craft

Word Craft Stoicism- The endurance of pain or hardship without a display of feelings The boy was suffering, sick and angry but was satisfied with himself for not showing it. He was watching things around him while not noticing the

Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Example of Simile “With arms and legs and fingers waiting like soldiers for a word of command.” Comparing the small thing on the while also describing the full body. Your brain tells your body to move certain parts of you

Figures of speech – Sunrise on the Veld

Personification – The grass stood on its shoulders. How can grass stand without any legs or feet. Paradox – Dogs running free. The dogs are not free it may appear that way but in all reality the canines are under

Word Craft – A Sunrise on the Veld – Doris Lessing

incredulous – A person or something unable or unwilling to believe something. In relation to the context of the short story this occurs when the boy finds the deer being eating alive he confirms with himself over and over that

A Sunrise on the Veld: Word Craft

The first word that stands out to me in the short story A Sunrise on the Veld, by Doris Lessing, is “eternity” because of how the boy is able to say that children wouldn’t understand the meaning of it, then

A Sunrise on the Veld: Figures of Speech

In the short story A Sunrise on the Veld, author Doris Lessing uses several figures of speech, often as a way to convey morals to the reader. Upon reading the story, I found that the most in depth figures were

Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Exulted   -The boy acts as if nothing had happened and begins to sing at the top of his voice and realizes that that is the way of life and stuff like that happens all the time. He just went

My Boyfriend’s Back

Sugar, Sugar- The Archies Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl- Most songs from the 50’s and 60’s talk about how only girls can be sweet. And you’ve got me wanting you Honey, ah sugar sugar You are my

Figures of Speech: A Sunrise on the Veld

Simile- The figure of speech that compares one thing to another is called a simile. Everyone commonly uses a simile in their daily conversations whether they know they are or they don’t. A simile is the most common figure of

Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Doubt Doubt is a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction. Nearing the end of the story, the boy lost most of his confidence that he had gained before. He was uncertain of what to do and think when he

Word Craft

Word Craft Fatality – an occurrence of death by accident, in war, or from disease Doris Lessing uses this word in the story resembling the cycle of life. When the boy questions whether or not to interfere with the natural

Wordcraft: A Sunrise on the Veld

Vigilant Definition- To be on guard or aware of “Remaining vigilant all night and counting the hours as he lay relaxed in sleep” The enemy to vigilance is sleep, he is not awake or on guard but he is peacefully

Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Personification Having an inanimate object and giving it a human characteristic. The author used these in an attempt to create an image in our heads. The sun painting is an example of personification. While there are many other examples of

Figures Of Speech

Figures Of Speech Paradox – great ideas come from the inside, you’re recognizing what’s new to you. When the boy sees the sun rising, he gathers the information from inside him that everything around him resembles God. Not a lot

Sunrise On The Veld -Figures Of Speech- Doris Lessing

Sunrise On The Veld Doris Lessing -Figures Of Speech-   Crouching house (Personification) Personification is the figure of speech in which one would describe a non-human thing with human-like attributions. A house can not sit, nor look, nor crouch for

Figures of Speech: A Sunrise on the Veld

A simile is conparing two words using like or as. Lessing used multiple examples of similes such as “with the arms and legs and fingers waiting like soldiers waiting for a command” and “Alert as an animal” When a simile

Figures of Speech From “A Sunrise on the Veld” by Doris Lessing

Personification means “the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.” Doris Lessing uses countless comparisons between humans and other non-humans. Lessing at one point describes the

Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Vigilant- keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties. “Remaining vigilant all night and counting the hours as he lay relaxed in sleep”   Even in our sleep our minds allow us to remain aware and watch for the possible

Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Paradox- A self contradictory statement. “Remaining vigilant all night and counting the hours as he lay relax in his sleep” This is saying he kept a careful watch all night. How can he do that in his sleep?   Metaphor-

Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Alliteration- “in this thick tangled grass” In life we come across obstacles, this line about thick tangled grasses could be used as a symbol. There’s a lot of different animals that could be hiding the grass and if we decide to

Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Paradox Remaining vigilant all night and counting the hours as he lay relaxed in sleep is a paradox. While sleeping, our brains are still working but in a different way than during the day. Our bodies and brains go into

Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Irony- And he raised the gun, then he lowered it again. An irony is a phrase that seems to contradict itself. This phrase is an example of one because the reason the boy went out to the woods was to

Word Craft: A Sunrise on the Veld

The definition of superfluity is an unnecessary or extra amount of something.  A superfluity of youth is making the most out of your life before rules control your adult life. “He was clean crazy, yelling mad with the joy of

Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Vigilant- Remaining vigilant all night and counting the hours as he lay relaxed in sleep. To remain vigilant is to be very focused, always on guard. Lessing uses this word in a way that shows a big part of the

My Boyfriends Back: Gender Stereotyping

You don’t own me by Leslie Gore shows some directly implied gender problems in relation to men thinking that they “own” women. These next few lines show how some women may have felt in the 1950s-60s and most definitely prior

An Emotional Landscape (Lvov)

Journey to unending path Where would this lead me? Glimpse of rejection With my low standards Surrounded by catastrophe   Judged and misunderstood Dark lies that questions my existence Is it worth to take this route? Anticipation for the finest

Ten Minute Spill

Fast moves, Small talks Actions speaks louder than words Behaviour is just an example That make it more difficult Limited attitude, But let’s not forget about gratitude Inquiry of justification To fix the complication Throw your pride into the northern

Figures of Speech

Vaguely – In a way that is uncertainly, indefinite or unclear, roughly. Not very specific or clear. The ants were vague because you can’t tell that they are a sinner and a produce of evil. Myriad- It means thousands and

Word Craft

Vaguely – In a way that is uncertainly, indefinite or unclear, roughly. Not very specific or clear. The ants were vague because you can’t tell that they are a sinner and a produce of evil. Myriad- It means thousands and

Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Outwitted- deceived or defeated by a greater force                                                            (the dark half

Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Personification: A personification is giving a non-human human qualities. There are many personifications used in this story, the one that stuck with me the most is “the sun is painting”. I think this was the one I remembered because of

sunrise on the veld figures of speech

Simile: A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another. “He ran not carefully as he had before but madly like a wild thing. “The whispering noise was faint and dry like a cast snakeskin.   metaphor:

Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Vigilant means keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties. In the story, the author mentioned that the boy remained vigilant all night. What she meant by this was that his brain seemed to be keeping track of the hours and

Wordcraft: Sunrise on the Veld

Veld: Open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa. It is conventionally classified by altitude into high veld, middle veld, and low veld. This term was used in Lessing’s story because The Sunrise on the Veld was the boy’s destination.

Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

In the short story, Sunrise on the Veld, by Doris Lessing, there is quite the use of many different figures of speeches. In my mind, she is using these figures of speeches to make the story more attractive and making

Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Vigilant- Being alert of the dangers around them. A paradox is used in a phrase with this word because Lessing says he sleeps vigilantly. This action is impossible because when you sleep you are oblivious to the world around you

Sunrise on the veld: Figures of speech

“He was a small boy again.” (metaphor)   A metaphor is a creative comparison stating that something IS something else or an exact comparison. In this metaphor it is stating that the boy was a young boy again and no

Figures Of Speech: Sunrise On The Veld

Pity and Terror Juxtaposition I wonder to myself, did he pity the buck, or was he in terror first?  How could we associate pity with terror, or terror with pity, or just the comparison between the two words. They are

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