Imagine a father, who you feel very unconnected to, joins your softball game as an effort to build a stronger relationship. This was the case for David Kherdian. That was explained in the texts “That Day” and “About That Day”. The first text is in poem format, while the second text is a paragraph. These two texts are alike, but like David, are very different too.
These two texts are very alike in many ways, for example, the idea. Text one and two are both about a special day in the authors life. This day caused David to start writing, along with some other things stated text two “Which brings me to poetry and why I write.” But, like text two, text one has information on this subject too, “Just once/and that day stands out forever/in my memory.” The texts bring out the same message but not in the same ways….
Poetry and explanatory are two types of writing styles, two different writing styles. Text one is a poem and text two is explanatory. This means that although the message is conveyed, they are brought out in two different ways. An example of this is the stanzas of “That Day” show that this is a poem and the very short sections with little to no punctuation. “About That Day” is a paragraph and you can tell because of the frequent punctuation and long sentences.
These were just mere examples, there are plenty more comparisons and contrasts to be listed but here are a few. One comparison is the author has written both texts and has deeply shown his emotion in both, text one states “Just once/and that day stands out forever/in my memory/as a father’s living gesture/to his son”. Text two explains “and by doing so he was sharing with me something of value in my life”. A contrast is how the author elaborated. In text one the author uses metaphors such as “sewn of tougher fabric” which means was held together by a stronger bond. Text two states transition words such as “but”, “therefore”, “and”, and “then”. These were more of comparing and contrasting the two texts “That Day” and “About That Day”.
In conclusion, these texts were similar and different at the same time. The main idea was that a certain day in the authors life changed his perspective and how he viewed his father, this day also inspired David to write as well. The two texts both convey the message but present it differently. There are texts we can compare and contrast everywhere. But this was the comparing and the contrasting of the articles “That Day” and “About That Day”.