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Published: Artists Must Receive Credit for Their Work

Originally published at Artists Unleashed Blog see below:

Artists must be given credit and/or payment for their work. Their requests may vary: an online artist may not need to be asked directly when someone uses their work, but they need credit to be given; painters may want their names under a poster used for a company, and to be fully involved in the process of creating the poster; a musician may want to get paid and receive full credit for one of their songs used in an advertisement. If these requests are violated, they could potentially bring a case involving copyright. It is important to give credit and acknowledge the artist and all of their requests….

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Published: Why Books Should Not Be Banned

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Harry Potter, a beloved book bursting with enchantment, mystery, and imaginative writing, was seen by some as a book that promoted witchcraft and anti-Christian themes. The series is banned by a few religious groups and schools. In Marcia Amidon Lusted’s Banned Books, she describes the prohibition of the book, writing, “Some religious groups feel that these books steer children away from God and the church.” Should books be banned and ostracized for themes that people can enjoy and learn from?

I believe banned books should be shown to children to educate them about censorship and themes that are seen as inappropriate to certain demographics. However, in opposition, some may think these topics are unsuitable to be observed by young people. If these themes are explained to children, it could inform them about the viewpoint of groups who believe in censoring, and grant them an awareness of a story that may benefit them before they read. Therefore, books that are banned should be shown to students to increase their awareness of censorship; they can teach kids about literature, and why some themes in books are seen as inappropriate.

A number of people may believe books such as Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer should never be taught to students. However, a teen’s article on a website called Teen Ink discusses why Huckleberry Finn should be taught from a student’s perspective. The book can be an educational experience because of its highlights on America’s history of racism. They state that Huckleberry Finn should be taught because “it was a stepping stone in American literature.” Furthermore, the author says, “The fact that one derogatory term is used in it does not make it a bad novel … it is about freedom and the pursuit of happiness….”

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Figurative vs. Literal Language: Which Is More Beneficial?

Reposted from teenink.com

The author’s comments:

I wrote this paper for my English 2 class to help me navigate the process of opening my Etsy art and crafts store. The store is called ‘Foxes N’ Things’ and will feature fox art for fox fanatics like me. I hope that it will help other teen entrepeneurs.

Gorgeous scenery decorated with fluttering butterflies, or a blue canvas with butterflies created with oil paint? Which drew you in more: the vivid figurative depiction or the literal explanation? Figurative language may urge a customer of handcrafts to purchase because of the stirring description, however, literal language must be written for the consumer to know what they’re buying. What is more beneficial to a hand-crafter and a customer: figurative language, literal language, or a combination?

The definitions of figurative and literal language are the exact opposite of each other. Figurative language “appeals to the senses”. It vibrantly illustrates an image in the reader’s mind using metaphors, similes, personification, and hyperboles. In particular, figurative language is seen in fantasy, science-fiction and other genres. In contrast, literal language is factual and accurate; it uses a word’s definite meaning. For instance, literal language is found in scientific writings, economic reports, and more. How would these two languages apply to descriptions of handcrafted products? I asked the opinions of two Etsy crafters to see what they preferred and why.

Read more of my article published at Teenink.com here