Monday, December 3, 2007
Oooh... Oooh... Ohhh..
No matter what you say about love, I keep coming back for more, My head in the fire, sooner or later I get what i'm asking for
No matter what you say about life, I learn every time I bleed. The truth is a stranger My soul is in danger, I gotta let my spirit be free to, Admit that I was wrong and then change my mind. Sorry but I have to move on and leave you behind.
I can't waste time so give me the moment I realize nothing's broken No need to worry about everything I've done Lived every second like it was my last one. Don't look back got a new direction Loved you once, needed protection. You're still a part of everything I do, you're on my heart just like a tattoo, Just like a tatto, I'll always have you.
I'm sick of playing all of these games It's not about taking ties. When I look in the mirror, Didn't deliver It hurt enough to think that I could stop Admit that I'm wrong and then change my mind. Sorry but I gotta be strong and leave you behind
I can't waste time so give me the moment I realize nothing's broken No need to worry about everything I've done Lived every second like it was my last one. Don't look back got a new direction Loved you once, needed protection You're still a part of everything I do, you're on my heart just like a tattoo, I'll always have you.
If I live every momentWon't change any moment Still a part of me and you. I will never regret you Still the memory of you Marks everything I do. I can't waste time so give me the moment I realize nothing's broken No need to worry about everything I've done Lived every second like it was my last one Don't look back got a new direction Loved you once, needed protection. You're still a part of everything I do, you're on my heart just like a tattoo. Just like a tattoo I'll always have you.
I enjoy using blogs in class because its a new way of learning and its better than just writing it down on a piece of paper and turning it in, and i think its easier for the teacher because its all online and most kids and teachers are always on the computer.
I don't use blogs in any other classes of mine, but my physics teacher is thinking about starting a blog about our class so we can find stuff easier, because she went to the same workshop\ seminar as Mr.Hughes this year about the computers and stuff and she thought it would be a good idea.
I like how we can get to our class website, and other websites that we need right from the blog. One thing i don't like about it is that it doesn't tell us when he posts a blog. I wish that it would like send us an email or something when he posts a blog so that we know when he does.
The blog has always been easy for me and its simple. All of the buttons are really big and easy to use.
Yes, i wish my other classes would use blogs like this for work. I think it would make life a lot easier because kids are always on the computer anyways, and they know how to use it good, so why not take advantage of that and use it more.
Yes i have the Internet at home so i can go online and check my blogs and my emails. Usually i write my blogs at home, because i don't have time in school to write them.
I feel that you can learn more from posting blogs than doing assignments, and i like it better doing it online because i am very comfortable with the Internet.
Yes, i have a myspace and a face book, but i mainly use myspace, i rarely ever go on face book.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
I WOULD RATE THE FILM AN 8. I REALLY LIKED IT A LOT. IT WAS VERY ENTERTAINING TO ME. THE RELEVANCE TO STUDYING POETRY IS WHEN THEY STARTED THE DEAD POETS SOCIETY AND WITH THEIR POETRY TEACHER. HE MADE THEM LEARN THE IMPORTANCE AND THE FUN OF POETRY. I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD SHOW THIS FILM TO FUTURE AP CLASSES BECAUSE I WAS TALKING TO KIDS AFTER CLASS AND THEY REALLY LIKED THE FILM ALSO. ANOTHER THING IS THAT ITS A GOOD WAY TO START OFF THE POETRY UNIT.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Poetry could be happy, sad, angry, upsetting, over a death, over love, heartbreak, about the world, about peace, or anything you choose to write about. It is a way for people who don’t know how to show their feelings, express it in a way where they are comfortable of doing it. Many kids have a hard time speaking in public or to people, so it’s a good way for people to express themselves without getting embarrassed. Most people write poetry about love, or about a break-up that they had, and how it affected them.
For poetry, people have poetry Bash’s, where kids and adults come together and read their poetry in front of everyone who’s their by standing on a stage and expressing their feelings. Or you could just sit there and listen to other people read their poetry if you didn’t want to read anything. Also you can meet people there who share the same interests as you and talk to them about how they handle problems or maybe the same problem as you.
Writing poetry is a good way to just let everything out. You don’t even have to show it to anyone, you can just write about whatever you want and get it out of your system, and nobody would have to know. Like if you had a bad day, you could just write everything down in your notebook and then you would feel so much better.
All and all poetry is a good thing for everyone. I think that everyone should write poetry sometime in their life so that they can express themselves without violence, so that there is less violence.
I'm waking up at the start of the end of the world,But its feeling just like every other morning before,Now i wonder what my life is going to mean if it's gone,The cars are moving like a half a mile an hour if thatAnd I started staring at the passengers who're waving goodbyeCan you tell me what was ever really special about me all this time?
But i believe the world is burning to the ground Oh well i guess we're gonna find outLet's see how far we've comeLet's see how far we've comeWell I, believe, it all, is coming to an end Oh well, i guess, we're gonna pretend,Let's see how far we've comeLet's see how far we've come
I think it turned ten o'clock but i don't really know Then i can't remember caring for an hour or soStarted crying and i couldn't stop myselfI started running but there's no where to run toI sat down on the street and took a look at myselfSaid where you going man you know the world is headed for hell Say your goodbyes if you've got someone you can say goodbye to
I believe the world is burning to the groundOh well i guess we're gonna find outLet's see how far we've come Let's see how far we've come Well I, believe, it all, is coming to an end Oh well, i guess, we're gonna pretend,Let's see how far we've comeLet's see how far we've comeIts gone
gone baby its all goneThere is no one on the corner and there's no one at homeIt was cool cool, it was just all coolNow it's over for me and it's over for you Well its gone gone baby its all goneThere is no one on the corner and there's no one at homeWell it was cool cool, it was just all cool Now it's over for me and it's over for you
But i believe the world is burning to the ground Oh well i guess we're gonna find outLet's see how far we've comeLet's see how far we've come Well I, believe, it all, is coming to an end Oh well, i guess, we're gonna pretend,
Let's see how far we've come Let's see how far we've come Let's see how far we've come Let's see how far we've come Let's see how far we've come Let's see how far we've come Let's see how far we've come Let's see how far we've come Let's see how far we've come
Jay Gatsby moved to West Egg to see his love from his childhood. This was a good thing to him because he hadn’t seen her since when he went away to the war. He thinks it would be good to see her and that once she saw him, everything would be the same again. Also, he wanted to go further into the relationship with her. He thought that she was waiting for him to get back from the war so they could still be together.
That wasn’t the case though. Once he moved to West Egg, he realized that she was married to a man named Tom Buchanan and they lived in East Egg, which was right across the water. Jay met his neighbor, Nick Carraway and Nick told him all about Daisy and Tom’s relationship; how they are not very trustworthy to each other. But Jay didn’t care; all he cared about was seeing Daisy again for the first time, in a long time. Nick set up a date so that Jay and Daisy could see each other, and then Daisy started having an affair. At the same time, Tom was having an affair with Myrtle, who was with someone at the time.
How this affected him positively and negatively is, it was positive for him because he rekindled with his childhood sweetheart from a while back. That made Jay very happy, but then there was a bad part. The bad part was that she was married to Tom and she had a life with him. She started sneaking around with him, and in the end, he ended up dieing because of her.
All and all, Jay Gatsby was affected positively and negatively to Daisy. It went from really positive to really negative towards the end of the novel. Jay cared so much about this girl that he would do anything for her, but she wouldn’t do anything like that for Jay. In the end he ended up taking the blame for something she did, and ends up getting killed for his childhood sweetheart he could not wait to see again.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
METAMORPHOSIS ESSAY 2 :]
In the novel, The Metamorphosis, written by F. Kafka, symbols were used to play an important role. Also to add to the meaning of the work as a whole these symbols played an important role because they were the main elements Gregor faced throughout the novel.
The first symbol was Gregor getting turned into a bug. The bug represents isolation because he was not allowed out of his room. He was isolated because his family didn't want anyone to see him as this bug. Gregor went from being the hero for his family, into nothing but a bug.
Another symbol is the door and the window. These symbolize freedom to the outside world. These are Gregor's way's to get out of isolation, and into the outside world. Ever since he was turned into a bug from waking up from a dream, Gregor never went outside; he never even got to leave his room.
How these symbols relate is that all Gregor had to do was go outside in the outside world and he could get out of his isolation from the world. Of course he didn't do so, and ending up dieing while being isolated. Gregor had many chances to leave his room, and go to the outside world, but he chooses not too. He would have rather stayed in his room, and live with his family like that. All and all, these symbols contributed to the work as a whole. Isolation was the main symbol and what Gregor Samsa lived in. The window and door were his way of freedom in the outside world. Instead he chose to live with his family, and end up dieing from isolation.