- the cat (new)
Computerized tests may be better at accurately assessing which reading skills my student needs to focus on, but a computerized test will not know why that student has not mastered that skill. It can dictate a learning program fit to fix that gap, or to propel them forward, but hitting rewind and watching it over and over will not always guarantee that a student masters a concept. So when we let videos be the only teaching tool for a child, or a computer program, then we stop figuring out why ...
- the chosen
Get your lazy butt up D his mother shouted. Darius Thompson rolled out of bed he hated Mondays. School was his worst nightmare. This was going to be one of the worst weeks ever though. It was exam week. D had this problem where he knew all the answers yet never could manage to get it right on paper. His best classes were art and carpentry. That didn\'t help a 12 yr old in school much. Especially when he hated sports. he didn\'t mind looking but all his life he backed out of all physical sports b...
Semantic Deviation: “eyes,” introduction of day-to-day language hence foregrounding and Eliot’s persona
Graphological Deviations: Intensify allusions from omission of key punctuation, connects the allusions to his underlying theme of “hollow-ness,” (“style connects past and present” use if there’s more info on this somewhere), themes are intensified by this (obviously since the allusions are), the lack of punctuation and cohesive linguistic clues provide a continuity and pace to the thematic ...
- Racism in To Kill a Mocking Bird
Racism on to Kill a Mocking Bird
“Lukewarm acceptance is more bewildering than outright rejection.” This is the famous quote by Martin Luther king .Jr. Racism is just a word of six letters which matters a lot because it differs people through their skin color, their origin, the way they speak ,the way they dress up etc. It’s a bad thing. This started when black people or African American were brought to America by European people to make them work on their cotton field that they can earn a l...
- A Walk to Remember Critical Analysis
A Walk to Remember is a novel that deals with love, compassion, and friendship. I deeply enjoyed reading this book because it was very different from a majority of other novels. It carried a specific ambiance that couldn’t be compared to any other piece of writing, and it was able to easily pierce through my heart. The words were very heartfelt, the setting was simple, yet homey, and the characters were extremely agreeable. Personally, A Walk to Remember was touching, yet sometimes riveting, and...
- To kill a mocking bird
Atticus is appointed by the court to defend Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of raping a young white woman, Mayella Ewell. Although many of Maycomb\'s citizens disapprove, Atticus agrees to defend Tom to the best of his ability. Other children taunt Jem and Scout for Atticus\' actions, calling him a "nigger-lover". Scout is tempted to stand up for her father\'s honor by fighting, even though he has told her not to. For his part, Atticus faces a group of men intent on lynching Tom. ...
- To Remain Human: George Orwell on Henry Miller\'s Tropic of Cancer
To Remain Human: George Orwell on Henry Miller\'s Tropic of Cancer
There is a skill that all literary critics ought to possess - a skill of “seeing the bigger picture”. In his essay Inside the Whale, which functions as a review of Henry Miller\'s The Tropic of Cancer, George Orwell demonstrates his mastery of this ability by using Miller\'s book as a tool to make a broader statement. His main thesis appears several times, most clearly in the third part of the text, where he claims “... there...
In order for two people to cooperate one has to dominate while the other submits. The science fiction novel The Female Man by Joanna Russ states to its reader the all the ways men dominate women. In addition to that it articulates how there is a war going on between women and men. As well, the novel gives its readers hints on how man cause women to fight amongst each other. The movie The Step Ford Wives directed by Frank Oz likewise The Female Man is also about men dominating women ...
- Who are Gene and Finny
Gene is the narrator of the novel and appears at two different time periods: as a middle-aged man re-visiting Devon fifteen years after being a student there, and, for the majority of the novel, as a sixteen and seventeen-year-old student during World War II. The novel is written in the past tense, and we assume that Gene's narration is triggered by his re-visitation of his old school when he is thirty-two. And although the older narrator seems long past the emotional turmoil that marked his sch...
- Great memories
Sixteen months ago, the now-retired band director handed me a black case and said: “It’s an alto saxophone. You’ll play in the marching band in September.” It was June!
In the three months before band camp, I had to learn everything: key fingerings, scales, quarter notes, eighth notes and dozens upon dozens of sixteenth notes. I was overwhelmed, but I had never given up on anything and wasn’t about to start. That whole summer,
Photo credit: Kelsey B., Cohasset, MA
I locked myself in m...
- of mice and men
"Of Mice and Men" by John Stienbeck
Although the novel Of Mice and Men was somewhat offensive, I think they should not ban it. The part in the book were george was like " you crazy son of a bitch" (pg. 12), would be conseredied offensive to many people. However, stop and think, when have you gone a day without hearing someone curse? Even if you think its offensive, you cant prevent it. We do not live in a perfect world, and we ourselves are not the perfect human being either. We should ...
- the pardons
Hello. I am Luna and I am the co-leader of the Padons.
I never wanted to be with the Padons, in fact, they were always known to me as enemies. Here’s what happened:
It was back when I was 13. I lived with a tribe full of Elementals because my parents had a best friend who was an Elemental, and he said we could live there. My parents died when I was 12. When I got settled, word was going around that I was the prettiest girl in the village. I still don’t know why, but one day my best frien...
- The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
In the nation of Panem, or in the ruins of what used to be North America, girls and boys age 12 through 18 must fend for their lives. The Hunger Games, a yearly game where 24 contestants from 12 separate districts battle it out while the whole world watches, is back in town ready to take 12 boys and 12 girls' lives as prisoners. When 12-year old Prim-Rose Everdean is picked for the brutal games Katniss, Prim's 16-year-old sister, is in utter shock and without meaning to, she...
- The Demon In The Freezer Reflections
I like the way the author opens up with somebody dying from anthrax attacks in the middle of September 11. He transitions into a tale about Peter Los and what happened in Meschede, Germany with the smallpox eruption. I like the way he introduces his killers and then it goes well with his story about eradicating smallpox from this world we live in. This book made me realize that smallpox and anthrax are among us and they could happen if we don’t take the right precautions.
The fact that these ...
- the bad beginning
The Bad Beginning is a story about the suffering of three
orphaned siblings at the hands of their uncle, Count Olaf.
Although Violet, Klaus and Sunny are the inheritors of an
enormous fortune, they cannot claim the money until they
are older. For now, they must live with Olaf and cook and
clean for him and his terrible theater friends. Why would
such a cruel character take in three orphans? He wants to
steal their fortune, of course.
I can’t tell you how the story ends, but I can tell ...