Notice and Note: Contrast and Contradiction Ms. Quindlen contrasts having a home to being homeless and or homeless shelters. For example in paragraph 4 "Home is where the heart is where the heart is. There's no place like it...that have wound up in cross-stitch and French knots on sampler over the years. Contrary to this, in paragraph 7 she writes "But some seem to want something that is not soap that kills But some seem to want something that not available in shelters, and the will not compromise, not for a cot, or oatmeal, or a shower with special soap that kills bugs."
Authors Craft: Theme These people aren't just losing their homes, they're losing so much more. For example, in paragraph 6 Ms. Quindle writes "... to children who do not understand what it means to go to their rooms because they have never had a room, to mean and women whose fantasy is a wall they can paint a color of their own choosing, to old people reduced to sitting on molded plastic chairs, their skin blue-white in the lights of a bus station, who pull pictures of houses out of their bags. Homes have stopped being homes, Now they are realestate."
By: Bella Cundiff and Melody Brooks
Pathos: "To children who do not understand what it means to go to their rooms because they have never had a room …" Pathos: "You are where you live. She was somebody."