I’m finally finished with my blogs! At first when we were assigned to write these blogs I thought the assignment was going to be boring, but these blogs eventually grew on me. I liked the fact that we were allowed to write about the short stories, in class discussions and poems even if we didn't liked it at all. Actually I made the blogs seem harder than it was for some reason I thought I wouldn’t keep up and forget about doing the blogs. Also, I liked reading about what other students thought of the readings. I even liked posts from the 101 class somewhere very informative which is always nice to be informed on things happening in the world or even things happening in their lives. I’ve read blogs about procrastination, views on tattoos and even about bullying. It's cool to see how many people actually read these blogs that aren't just in Sweeney's class but from all around the world. After this class I probably won’t keep blogging, but it was a good experience because I’ve always wanted to give it a try, but either I never had time to create a blog or I just didn’t know what to write about.
Monday, April 8, 2013
For English class we are assigned to read Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,so we can write our last essay for the class. I have been busy with school and work and haven't even started reading yet. Well, i have read part one like two times, but I just can't get into the book because it doesn't interest me. I've realized that I am not the only one that hasn't started the book in fact there's several people that haven't either. I wouldn't say it's a bad case of procrastination it's time management I guess. My other classes require me to read the class textbooks for upcoming test and quizzes For an example, my history teacher expects us to spend at least 3 hours reading and studying for his tests and that gets tiring I have online classes which require me to read and take quizzes on what I've read.Also, I have to work I am a waitress and I have to stand on my feet for hours with barely a break and by the time I get off work I'm so exhausted, but I have to come back to school and study. I don't know maybe I am procrastinating but it's not enough time in one day!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
So I'm guessing we are wrapping up the poetry section of class now. The poems we've read were pretty good actually compared to the previous ones I've read throughout high school. At first when we got to the poetry section I thought we'd be reading a lot of older poems and just poems that I wouldn't be able to understand. I think its cool how one simple little poem with very few lines and have several meanings and interpretations. Also, poetry can have various styles, which I like since when I normally think of poetry I think of long sad poems. I actually got a little excited when I started reading the poems and could understand them, because I think I try too hard to analyze the poems while the meaning is right in front of my face, which I realize that a lot of people do the same. When I read poetry I think the meaning is supposed to always have deep meanings or meanings along the inspiration line. To me my favorite poem that we've read for homework/in class was We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks. Not just because it was short in length but because it was short but straight to the point and it was about teens back years ago and I thought it was cool that the poem has the meaning in today’s time.
Monday, April 1, 2013
In class today we went over the dog poems Sweeney assigned us to read over the weekend. At first I was thinking okay, what the world are dog poems. When we discussed the poems we were told that the poems were told in the dogs' perspective, so it was like the dog wrote the poem. In a way it is kind of weird because I've never read such a thing. The poem I liked the most was Beau: Golden Retrievals, to me it was about a dog bringing his owner from the past to the present. The dog and his owner are walking in the park while the dog is focusing on the present the owner is more focused on the past. The dog barks at his owner to try to snap him back into the present. Reading that poem makes me think of when I was younger and used to try to understand and make up what I thought my dog thought about me, my family, and other things that was going on. Also, when I was younger when I used to leave my dog in the house alone I used to turn on the movie Air Bud so he’d have something to do while I was gone, I wonder what he thought about that.
Friday, March 29, 2013
In class today we were assigned groups to read poems and talk about it with the class. My group picked the poem The Fish written by Elizabeth Bishop. My group decided that it was about a fisherman who went fishing and on his line he caught an old fish. When the fisherman caught the fish he described how the fish didn't fight to get off the hook, and the fish just hung on the line. The fish is described as being an older fish. I think that since the fish has been caught so many times the fisherman had sympathy for the fish and just let him be back in the ocean and let the fish receive another chance at life. It's kind of related to people now a day, because people have struggled and fought so long it's always room for that last fight.
Today in class we went over the poems that were assigned for class. The poem that was my favorite was The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. The Road Not Taken is about the character making a decision on which path to take. There is one path that everyone takes and there is another which is rarely used. I think Robert Frost was making a connection with everyday life, because every day you are faced with a choice, and don't always take the path that everyone else is going it's always good to make your own decisions and choices. Although we aren't able to see the future and see the outcome of the decision we've made always pick what you want to do, so next time if you are in the same situation you've already learned about the other path.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
For homework we were to read three poems that were assigned in our lit reader. Of the three poems assigned my favorite one was Harlem by Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was a poet during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. The poem Harlem is about a dream that has been deferred. From my point of view I viewed the poem as in meaning what happens when you dream and just sit around and not go through with your dreams. When he says "or does it explode, I think he means does the dream just go away because you never went through with it the dream just sat around. I think I liked this poem a lot, because it put me in the mind set to push myself to the goals that I want to accomplish short term as well as long term. Also, the poem gives you different feelings/ emotions on how it feels when dreams get deferred. This poem was short and straightforward without any hidden messages which you had to think and make up what you think happened or could of happened, but I do wonder since Langston Hughes wrote this poem did a dream of his ever get deferred and what influenced him to write this poem.