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January 8, 2010

Memoir Writing Can Elicit Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

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MEMOIR WRITING CAN ELICIT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS SYNDROME

Carolyn C. Holland

     When you present someone with the harsh information on child abuse and domestic violence, whether in groups, educational settings, or individually, there is a risk: the information can trigger emotions from the hearer’s past. Occasionally someone will have a melt-down. It comes with the territory. It is to be expected.

     Many people who know me are aware that I have a background working with (more…)

March 21, 2009

Finding Ben

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FINDING BEN

Pat

     A press release on Finding Ben states, “Everyone needs love and affection—no matter what. For any parent who has ever experienced disappointment in their child’s failures comes Barbara LaSalle’s Finding Ben: a Mother’s Journey through the Maze of Asperger’s.
     Finding Ben is an honest portrait of parental love. Written in novel form, the book tells the story of what it is like to suffer from what the author calls ‘disappointed mother (more…)

November 10, 2008

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY: The Use of Descriptive Language

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ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

The Use of Descriptive Language

KAITLYN

 

     What do you think of when I say sun? I think of day, warmth, large, and bright yellow. Those things are taken for granted here on earth, so if you went to Venus, you wouldn’t know what to do.  In this heart-warming story, All Summer in a Day, the author Ray Bradbury used descriptive language to explain how the sun exposed everything to the warmth for the first time in seven years. Ray Bradbury includes the use of figures of speech, images, and specific language. By using these key points, he painted a vivid picture of how the children experienced the sun for the first time.
     First of all, the author uses figures of speech to create a scene that we could connect to. We have all been caught in the sunlight at one time, soaking it all in. As we jump for joy (more…)