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Favorite Children’s Book
My favorite children’s book was always Carolyn Sherwin Bailey and Jacqueline Rogers’ The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings. The rabbit in the story wishes for red wings and gets them, then finds that having red wings isn’t as amazing as he was expecting it to be and he misses the life that he used to have.  The audience for the book is young children, and its purpose is to explain to kids that they should be happy being themselves.  I like the book because it introduces children early on in life to the idea behind the familiar adage “the grass is always greener on the other side” and teaches them to appreciate what they have in life and be happier and more confident in who they are.[Click Essay Writer to order your essay]

A Song to Inspire Writing
One song that could act as a source of inspiration for a story is “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes.  The audience for the song is people who like indie pop music, and its purpose is to both tell a story and inspire an emotional response.  Lyrics in contemporary music more resemble poetry than stories, but I think this song could inspire a love story.  It contains elements like character development and different settings for scenes, and if it were a story it would have a happy ending.  However it is also ambiguous enough to allow a writer to develop his or her own emotional response to it and have plenty of creative leeway to write whatever exact story line he or she wanted.  I think these types of songs that have an implied story line but focus more on emotional impact and leave a lot of room for interpretation are better at inspiring authors to write than those that are focused only on telling a story.[Need an essay writing service? Find help here.]

Five Words I Like/Five Words I Hate
The five words I’ve chosen as those whose sound I like are “serendipity,” “ephemeral,” “inestimable,” “soliloquy,” and “mellifluous.”  In trying to compose this list I found that I enjoy the way these and other words, particularly those containing the letter “s” as a focal point, roll off the tongue and drive forward the sentences they are in.  Five words whose sound I don’t like are: “chafe,” “unctuous,” “leech,” “hoarse,” and “fetid.”  The combination of sounds in them are harsh and abrasive, stopping the sentences that use them in their tracks instead of propelling them forward.

Peer Response 1 (To Children’s Book Choice)
That’s another good choice.  I think it’s really important to instill the kinds of values your choice of book inspires in kids while they are young, since it can help them to develop confidence and be better people when they grow up.  It seems like almost all children’s books are directly intended by their authors to encourage morality or the development of particular personality traits, but I think that one accomplishes this almost universal task in a way that doesn’t take away from kids’ enjoyment of the story itself.  Kids books that are just very overtly moralistic can be a little bit overwhelming; it’s like they underestimate their audience.  Kids are still learning a lot about the world, but that doesn’t make them stupid![“Write my essay for me?” Get help here.]

Peer Response 2 (To Character Names)
Those are some good choices.  It’s so interesting how the author’s choice of names can really dramatically impact readers’ responses to characters.  To form a brief connection to the assignment about word sounds: I wonder if the response people have to character names and names in general has something to do with the sounds contained in them!  Maybe we are more likely to relate to characters with names that are easier to read or enjoyable to say and listen to.  It seems like some authors must take this into account in their writing.  I very rarely read a book and find antagonists with beautiful sounding names.  I don’t know all of the characters you referenced, but the ones that I recognize are really fit the characters they’re assigned to very well. The authors must have given it a lot of thought.

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By Hanna Robinson

Hanna has won numerous writing awards. She specializes in academic writing, copywriting, business plans and resumes. After graduating from the Comosun College's journalism program, she went on to work at community newspapers throughout Atlantic Canada, before embarking on her freelancing journey.

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