hacked literature

Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
—  Marc Hack
Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
—  Marc Hack
Your greatest need is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters your mind. You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life, work on controlling your mind. In most cases, that’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
—  Marc Hack

16 DAYS TO FREEDOMMMM Made a list of important literary devices because i’m so unfamiliar with them. Hoping that this will help with my unseen section. side note : if you’re in the midst of your examinations please do remember to drink up, eat healthy and sleep well !!!! think of the fun after your exams !!!! 🙌🏻💯🙌🏻💯

Useful Life Hacks for Back To School.

Hello guys,so throughout these 9 years that I’ve been going to school I’ve learned some great lessons and hacks that I thought it would be cool to share with you today and just hope they will come as handy as they came to me during my school years.Let’s begin.👇🏻

• Be ready before the bell rings: Let me just ask you something; have you ever missed almost a whole break (ending up having no time to do anything) just because you spent too much time on putting your books,notebooks,pens and highlighters in your backpack and leave?Don’t worry you’re not alone.In order to enjoy your WHOLE break the moment that the bell rings you will have to be ready to leave right away.Now I’m not saying putting all of your things away before your teacher finishes what he’s/she’s saying (cause they will probably get a little mad) but like if you have finished with a notebook put it inside,if you are not going to use the yellow highlighter put it inside and by the time the class is over you will get out way faster and enjoy the fresh air.

• Ask for your pencils back: Okay I know that in every class there’s this guy that ALWAYS forgets to just buy a pencil for school, so of course he asks you for one and because you don’t want to be rude or whatever you give him one, then the class is over and either you’re shy to ask it back or you forgot NO!! Always ask for your pencils or pens back no matter what,it’s your stationary and you paid for them plus trust me on this nobody is going to judge you or dislike you if you just ask for your stuff back,so don’t hesitate at all.

• Always have a study buddy: As an A student let me tell you that one day you will need a little helping hand with the notes that your teacher told you to write down but you couldn’t because you were actually writing the things that he already finished talking about.So if you’re finding it difficult sometimes to multi task (ME!!) having someone that you know you can rely on if you miss two lines will actually be very helpful.Also after-school studying sessions can be a good way to have fun with your friend and get your school work done as well.

• Talk with your teachers: Now pay attention to this one,getting real life advices not just on the subject that they teach but like generally for the future and college and everything that you’re worried about will help you so much,because remember that these people have actually been there and they’ve done that so a little talk won’t hurt you (if you don’t feel comfortable talking with every teacher, just discuss your worries and thoughts only with with your favorite one/s).

Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
—  Marc Hack

literature analysis, terms, and tips

a not-entirely brief run-down of which literary terms are most important to know, and how i use them in essays. ^ denotes those that aren’t as important to know.

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
metaphor - direct comparison of two unlike things
simple - comparison of two unlike things using ‘like’ or ‘as’
personification - assigning human characteristics to nonhumans
^ metonymy - referring to something by something associated with it; e.g. ‘Hollywood’ for the movie industry
allusion - indirect reference to another work (not actually a figurative language, but i write about them in the same way)
figurative language (and allusions) usually expands the meaning of a work by relating it to the ideas evoked by something else.

SOUND
euphony - melodic, 'good’-sounding
cacophony - harsh, 'bad’-sounding
assonance - repetition of vowel sounds
consonance - repetition of consonant sounds
alliteration - repetition of initial consonant sounds
end rhyme - last syllable in a line rhymes with the last syllable in another line
repetition of sounds is often interpreted as pleasing to the ear and contributes to 'good’ feelings from a work.
slant, near, eye, approximate rhyme - words that almost rhyme, but don’t
slant rhymes are often discordant and otherwise 'off-putting’ - they suggest a 'wrongness’ to the work because you expect one thing (for them to rhyme) and get another.
couplet - two lines that rhyme, next to each other
repetition - self-explanatory
parallelism - repetition of the same syntax
couplets and repetition draw attention to and emphasize certain ideas.

RHYTHM / METER
iambic - a pattern of one unstressed syllable, followed by a stressed syllable
blank verse - usually non-rhyming poetry written in iambic pentameter
the iambic meter has been referred to as the 'heartbeat’ rhythm and is pleasing to the ear. i like to interpret it as being 'sing-song’ and comfortable.
^ [prefix]meter - number of feet (rhythmic units) in a line; e.g. iambic pentameter has five sets of unstressed syllables followed by stressed syllables

TONE AND MOOD
tone - the attitude the writer or narrator has towards the subject
mood or atmosphere - feeling evoked by the language used by the author

FORM
enjambment - lines that don’t end with punctuation, but instead spill over into the next line
enjambment often conveys a sensation of being 'rushed.’ (i also like to talk about this when you have listed, run-on sentences, or lack of conjunctions in poetry.)
^ caesura - a pause in the middle of a line; e.g. 'of unreflecting love; - then on the shore / of the wide world i stand alone and think’
caesuras usually indicate a shift in tone.
^ apostrophe - direct address; e.g. 'bright star! would i were steadfast as thou art.’

TYPES OF POETRY
ode - a poem of praise; e.g. Keats’ 'ode to a Grecian Urn’
narrative - poem that tells a story; e.g. Coleridge’s 'rime of the ancient mariner’
lyric - poem that expresses a feeling; e.g. Wordsworth’s 'i wandered lonely as a cloud’
it’s important to know that poems can have elements of both narrative and lyric poems.
elegy - a poem of mourning; e.g. Whitman’s 'o captain! my captain!’
Petrarchan / Italian sonnet - sonnet written with a sestet (six lines) and octet (eight lines) separated by a volta
volta - a shift in tone or thought, usually found in a Petrarchan sonnet
Shakespearean / English sonnet - sonnet was written with three quatrains (four lines) and a couplet at the end
the easiest way to distinguish between Petrarchan and Shakespearean sonnets is to look for the couplet at the end.
^ pastoral - poetry about nature, especially rural or farm life

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7 DAYS LEFT TILL THE END OF OS !!!!

3 more papers left - lit p1, p2 & science MCQ 
For all those in the midst/preparing for exams : PRESS ON !! you’re almost there!! 

These are some of my lit notes for the novel Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Somethings are just non negotiable.

Don’t let people’s opinions of the path you’re on dictate how you look and feel about yourself or the decisions you make. At the end of the day, if you know who you are and hold fast to your truth, not a single soul can make you feel inadequate. There’s no negotiations when it comes to seeing your worth, knowing who you are, and loving the person in the mirror unconditionally. Be excited for who you want to be, it okay to see yourself greater than your situations. Be your own inspiration! Trust in yourself, be patient with your growth, and understand you are a work in progress. Someone who’s under-construction themselves can’t tell you how high to build your ceilings.

—  @ellusivee
Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
—  Marc Hack
Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
—  Marc and Angel Hack Life