Rebel Music – Daniel Felsenfeld

Daniel Felsenfeld, who is a composer of classical music and a writer explain the process of his identity changes in the passage, “Rebel Music”. He was at first very distance from music especially classics. However, at the age of 17, he fall in love with the music which is a rebellion music for his age. It was not rock, hip hop, metal or punk. He realizes that he is not the only person when he found out that there were composers who are studying classical music just like him. Reading his passage, the process of writing music seems to be quite familiar with writing in general. It needs practice, identity of what we are writing, introduction, and how it was made for the audience. It makes me realize how writing is very essential for everyone regardless of becoming a writer or not. Every career requires writing as an educational skill and it makes every do better.

Mother Tongue – Amy Tan

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The passage, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan describes the power of different languages we use. The narrator, Amy Tan compile her own anecdotes to give specific examples. Amy Tan informs readers about how the language, English could be different from one to another depending on the audience or the speaker itself. First of all, she goes on to explain how the audience can affect one’s language by comparing the way she talks to a large group of people and her mother. When she gives a speech to a large group of people, the words she ¬†use, the tone or the gestures she makes is more formal and respectful. However, the way she speak to a friend or family can be short, easy and natural. It could even be grammatically wrong. Nowadays where social media is use by everyone, the language, English could be seen even more broaden than what she describes in her passage. Teenagers tend to communicate through hashtags or abbreviations. These key stories of Amy Tan taught readers that the language, English is could be differ from one speaker to another, the audience and even the situations.