In the speech,”Everything you know about addiction is wrong,” spoken by Johann Hari, attempts to inform the audience about how society takes drug addiction the wrong way and is completely normal for a human to use drugs as a last resort in life. The presentation starts off when he explains to the audience the many different drug addicts he has met in his life a few years ago while traveling a long 30,000 mile journey. He then goes onto stating from his research that everything humanity has been taught about drugs is completely backwards. A experiment was done in the 50’s to show the relationship between drugs and social life. The reason people start drugs is not because they want to, but it is caused by not being able to bear a present in your life. Moreover, there is cruel punishments of drug abuse in America and how Portugal has tried to change it in their country. Luckily people can get over any kind of addiction when they have a friend or blood relative that they can call on if they have a crisis. Finally, people should be more supportive and open in their heart when it comes to others that have a addiction. The author uses logos and pathos to emotionally connect and comfort the people that have thought about drugs in their life and people that dislike drugs and addicts, but using ethos he tries to make a change in the natural drug habitat.
Salvador Dali is credited with having said, “I don't do drugs. I am drugs.” Dali was not only a world famous artist known for painting, sculpting, and photography, for he was also a drug addict. Dali has bluntly described how he and other addicts feel while in the clutches of their addiction. It is said they feel as if their drug of choice has completely taken over their life, and they lose their identity. Sometimes however, the drug addict does not think that losing themselves is bad thing, they see it as them being in a better world mentally, than where they are physically in this world. So they do not fight the identity loss, but they embrace it, for that is why they do the drugs, to escape. Dali used drugs because he thought that they enhanced
Have you ever felt like you were born to do something? Since I was born I felt like I was born to play baseball, but after that I would love to be a broadcaster. That is why I have chosen to analyze “The Broadcaster’s Poem” by Alden Nowlan. Analyzing a poem is not an easy thing to accomplish for me. As I very rarely analyze anything I read, but you should try everything once.
Imagine laying on the floor in your own pool of sweat—miserable, your mind bouncing off the walls while the cloud of your darkest thoughts looms over you. Teeth chattering anxiously, waiting to receive the next second, minute, hour of painless bliss. This—this is the life of an addict; does this horror appear to be a choice or more like a disease haunting the mind of the user? Despite the fact a choice was needed to initiate the result, addiction itself is a debilitating disease NOT a choice due to initial influences and anatomical changes to the brain.
He assumes that drug addiction originated by younger years adversity in major cases; like many women who are addicted are victims of sexual assault in childhood years. Similar, he tells that males suffered “series of abandonment or severe physical and psychological abuse” (Maté 274) in childhood memory would easily be involved in addiction. According to Mate, drug addicts are usually in a state of unawareness; they can self-harm without feeling pain (274). Maté’s patient, Carl, thirty-six year-old native, angrily hurt himself with a knife as punishment for using cocaine (274). However, people misunderstand that addiction will not happen in families that raise children with a “secure nurturing home” (Maté 275). He argues that it still exists in those secure homes, even though they do not recognize it. In brief, Maté describes the mental factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression which are saddled “from family problem, or from outside circumstance” (274); this pressures can emotionally affect to the process of “endorphin-liberating interaction with their children” (Maté 275). He thinks children would rely on opiates to comfort their deepest emotions; it would be a best solution to escape their lonely world. For that reason, Maté confirms addicts usually blame themselves for “stupid decision” (Maté 275) after being suffered of drug starvation. In the last paragraph, Maté concludes his essay by stating “that is the great wound of all” (275),
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Felix Mendelssohn composed “Songs Without Words, Op. 19, No. 3” during the Romantic Period. It is known as a hunting song. The form of this song can be categorized as a rondo. This can be argued because the A theme that begins at measure 5 reappears throughout the song about two times. It comes back at measures 50 and 83. In between these A sections are a B section and a C section. The B section starts in measure 29 and the C section starts at measure 67.
Lorna Dee Cervantes' poem, “Poema para los Californios Muertos” (“Poem for the Dead Californios”), is a commentary on what happened to the original inhabitants of California when California was still Mexico, and an address to the speaker's dead ancestors. Utilizing a unique dynamic, consistently alternating between Spanish and English, Cervantes accurately represents the fear, hatred, and humility experienced by the “Californios” through rhythm, arrangement, tone, and most importantly, through use of language.
Gerzon states how a boy's manliness is measured by the amount of alcohol he can withhold. Gerzon uses Richard Ryan, a former alcoholic and nicotine addict, as an example to portray to his audience that while drugs may give you a false sense of manhood, in the long term they just leave you high and dry. Ryan states, “I realized I was addicted to smoking. And I mean addicted. My withdrawal from nicotine was almost as bad as from booze — the shakes, sweating, couldn't sleep.”(4) This allows Gerzon to appeal to the audience's logic by using reason to make the connection that drugs leave you physically vulnerable and also, by using Richard Ryan as an example, Gerzon is able to use Ryan's credibility as a former alcoholic to persuade his audience that the so called “bond”(Ryan 4) formed with other men during drug use does not make boys into men, but only leads to their eventual downfall.
While reading page nine through fifteen in the Wake Tech English 111 Reader I learned new strategies and tips on how to improve my song summary essay. I learned how to implement new strategies in my song summary essay so that I could write my introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion proficiently in my paper. Mutually, before reading the Wake Tech English 111 Reader I also did not know that when writing a rough draft for an essay a conclusion, introduction or body paragraph could be written first. Similarly, Ashley I always thought that an introduction had to be written before any other part of an academic essay. Primarily, I thought that an introduction had to be written first because my previous English teachers stressed
In “My Addicted Son” David Sheff describes how everything is fun and games, until someone falls and can’t get up. Sheff proves this by illustrating the mournful but heartfelt journey that his son and the whole family had been dragged through during addiction. Drugs leave a taste and feeling behind that makes users crave more, Sheff recounts. While on the roller coaster with addiction, the mind gets clouded and the user feels as if no one is there to help them through the protracted recovery fully, except the drug itself.Sheff describes how easy it is to get addicted to drugs, but one drug particularly is addictive and had his son under its trap. “It all seemed so positive and harmless, until it wasn’t.” (pg. 346) Nick had written this in his
The last two lines act as a slap in the face. Every element works toward death, and the speaker almost slips into eternal rest. One can see him, putting the
These same individuals recount their experience and the thrill the drug provides. The viewer is informed in depth about sex parties at which time the drug is used by an individual to heighten the sensation of these sexual exploits. Although some reported continually using to the point they did not recall engaging in sexual acts. Instead they only remember the method in which they used to get high but report feeling as though it was a great party due to level of energy the drug had caused them to feel. It is described and used by these interviewers in an effort to change the individuals mood to be care free and to have fun. One interviewer stated wanting to feel the experience will never fade away even now as he recounts the experience he wishes he was back in it. While most addictions start as a curiosity the individuals response to it creates the long lasting love hate relationship. Some individuals have been known to start using crystal meth as a way to find a new high transferring a previous addiction to a new
The song of songs it is a well-known but not so well understood book of the Bible, it’s 8 chapters of love poetry and while there are an introduction and a conclusion, the book doesn’t have any kind of rigid literary design and that’s because it is a collection of poems. They are not meant to be dissected or taken apart. They are meant to be read as a flowing whole and simply enjoyed. The first line of the book tells us that it is “the song of songs” which is a Hebrew idiom like, “the holy of holies” or “the king of kings” it is a Hebrew way of saying, “the greatest thing,” this is the greatest song of all songs. We are told in the first line that this “song of songs” is of Solomon, which could mean that he is the author, his name does begin the book after all. But as I read the poems, I discover that the main voice of a woman, called “the beloved.” And while there is also a male voice, it does not seem to be Solomon. Solomon is mentioned a couple times in the poem, but he’s never a speaker, and you do have to admit Solomon is a very strange candidate as the author of this book, given the facts that he seven hundred wines. The “of Solomon” likely means “in the wisdom tradition of Solomon,” he was known for his wisdom, his poetry, his love of learning about every part of life. Also, Solomon became the father of wisdom literature in Israel, his legacy is here carried on, through a collection of love poems that explore the human experience of love and sexual desire. The opening
Some of the poems and essays I have read during this class were relatable to me. Being away from college, I have struggled with not being at home. I have become a different person when I am at school, but when I am home, I feel like I am my normal self again. Some of these authors of the poems and essays that I have read throughout this class has struggled with being somewhere where they don’t belong and that they are someone else when they are not home. Unlike the other poems and essays we have read throughout the course. I enjoyed reading the ones about “home” because I actually understood what they are going through and that I can relate. Some of these poems and essays include “Going Home” by Maurice Kenny, Postcard from Kashmir”, by Agha Shahid Ali, “Returning” by Elias Miguel Munoz and “Hometown” by Luis Cabalquinto. All of these poems deal with duality.