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Layton's "The Role Of The Teacher": A Review - College Papers

Layton's "The Role Of The Teacher": A Review



The essay "The Role of the Teacher" written by Irving Layton
reviews the current state of our ever criticized school system. The author
shows us how we view the problems of the school system and explains how and
why we place blame on teachers. He shows how "penny-pinching school
boards"(p145) are the real ones to blame and not the teaches whom are the
easiest to confront. "A feeling has grown that schools and universities
are not achieving that which they were intended: namely , the enrichment
of the individuals life by giving him the tools of self improvement and the
cultivated mind to use them"(p145) is how most people view the school board
and what the author is trying to discuss. ...

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stylistic device is used effectively in this essay.
"Knowledge spills over like a water from a seemingly inexhaustible
fountain."(p146) This is a good use of imagery. By applying this
description of endless knowledge to a fountain or waterfall the reader can
make a mental picture better allowing him to comprehend exactly what the
author is trying to discribe. It is very hard to understand what endless
knowledge would be like, so the author puts a picture of a fountain spewing
knowledge forever, making the idea more plausible to the reader.
The author did not use too many stylistic devices to prove his
point. The few that were used only made the facts easier to grasp. The
essay was based on opinion and the writer, used very relevant topics to get
his point across and make the reader sympathetic to his views.
Personal opinion is the main structural device used throughout the
essay. "If education means anything, it should mean the creation of
individuals ...

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Added: 2/19/2008 03:28:22 AM
Category: English
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