October 24, 2012
The Fear of Fear
Having fear is something nobody wants to have, right? Samah Khan explains in her poem, The Fear of Fear, what fear is to her. She uses similes and alliteration to make her poem more specific.
Khan uses similes to compare to fear. She stated, “Fear is like losing a tree of shade on a bristling day.” This describes how much she values shade on a hot, sunny day, so she has fear she might lose it. The author uses this example because she thinks the reader can probably relate to the comparison. Another example is, “Fear is like loving without being loved back.” Khan says this because she believes that loving someone and them not loving you back is something everyone is afraid of. Again, the reader can relate to this example.
The author also uses alliteration. For example, “If I could release one of these fears it would be the fear of fearing these fears.” The alliteration gives the reader a bit more of a challenge to read the poem. She also states, “And the fear of loving and leaving and being loved and being left.” The “L’s” are the alliteration in this example.
In conclusion, The Fear of Fear creates an emotional response in the reader because of the fear the author expresses in the poem. Khan uses similes and alliteration to show more emotion. Come up with a few fears people have and see what kind of response comes with it.
As the instructor put me in that choke hold on my second to last day of swim instruction I knew I broke the one rule I tried so hard not to. “Get the hell out of my pool” he yelled. I dangled there in the middle of the pool wondering how this man could hold me in a chokehold while keeping both of us afloat. “You weak bitch, get the fuck out of my pool”. As those words echoed through the empty olympic sized pool room I was let go, left to reach the side of the deep end under my own power.
Already a month and a half in Marine Corps boot camp I was use to the abuse. This was different, I could handle all the physical punishment on the land. The countless push ups, and being forced to roll around in sand pits at 5 am before breakfast. Being in the best shape of my life at the time there was only one thing that could bring this fear over me. Up until boot camp I could count my exposure to bodies of water on one hand. Growing up in the middle of Queens, NY I rarely encountered a pool. Although my family moved to upstate New York, to a high school that did have its own pool, I wasn't forced to use it.
At the end of my senior year of high school while most of my friends were visiting and picking colleges I was preparing for boot camp. Everyday I ran countless miles and did numerous pushups getting my body ready for the three months of pain I was about to endure. Not being the biggest or strongest kid in high school most of my friends...
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...Name: Mahmoud Allam Zeid Ali
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The biggest fear is fear from myself.
The biggest fear is fear from myself.
I don’t know where I heard these words or when.
But they were engraved in my mind through out the warm up. I had to fight the fear.
this story is true and really happened with me when I drived my car for example the frist time I drived my car I cant tell my feeling in the frist time really in this time I afraid from myself if I do something wrong what was happened all I talk was happened when I had 11 years but now Iam 19 years old So here I was, better than the frist time, more trained, more experienced. I know I could win this time. Yet, in a car of my mind there was a fear – a fear that I was still not good enough, a fear of losing. And this fear kept pulling me back from doing my best.
In other subject of fear we can talk about fear cant create an utopian society Fear cannot; absolutely not create an utopian society. Fear can't because a dictator would need to control fear and if you control fear the dictator can control the people. By controlling fear, the dictator would have to use threats and forces to make the citizens scared because being scared is a sign of fear and...
...Vaughn Eric Treppa
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plot: plan of action in a story
setting: when and where a story takes place
theme: messgae about life communicated in story.
conflict : problem
internal conflict within himself
symbolism : idea that physical item stands for an idea
imagery: anything that appeals to our senses
gothic: germanic tribes living middle ages
art and archticture during renaiassanc.
gothic work based on unknown or something mysterious such as disapperance, murder, vision or dream
setting of gothic work: symbolic of the decline of somethin that was good, beautifl or thriving.
Character: suffer from a sense of impending doom, suspesne for readers:villian maniaca, isnae people, vampires, protagonist is isolated, epitome of evil villians.
gothic conflict bulids tension within the story
Discovery - protagonist sudden reconition of his or her own identity or nature or another charcters identity or nature
Flashback - sudden switch to a past event that provides a missing piece that
solves the mystery.
Foreshadwoing - charcter or plot element that is introduced early in the story; it may not be refrences until later, or it may be something missing
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