Monday, June 14, 2010


I think that myself as a blogger has grown. At fist the thought of blogging, and the larger audience made me nervous. This kind of helped me with getting over worrying what people would think of me. It's easy to blog now and just state your opinion without worrying. I like that blogging is kind of just this open world. I think that it would be better if my opinions were longer (depending) so I could make a little more sense.

Poetry Friday

I think that poetry Friday was a great idea for the year. Its not that it has made me more confident in writing my own, but I have picked up on some skills and creativity. I think that this has made me more skilled and stronger of a poet. I think that if we continue to do Poetry Friday then i will grow a lot in my ability.


I would be very sad if I couldn't come back next year for this class. I think that this year has been extremely fun. There has been a lot of creative activities that we have done throughout the course of the year. I think that I would remember a lot of the Poetry Friday activities that we have done. I personally like poetry and I wasn't quite sure what the year would bring for it. I know that not many would agree with me on this one but I hope that next year we can do more on Shakespeare. So I can't wait until next year.

Catching Fire: Reveiw

I am going to be reviewing the book: Catching Fire. This book was written by Suzanne Collins. This book is in first person from Katniss's point of view. The basic plot of this book is that Katniss (the main character of the first book) (The Hunger Games) is living her life as a victor. Ever since her cunning plan with the poisonous berries, her glistening, gold, mockingjay pin has become the symbol for rebellion, as is she. This book is not centering Katniss as much as the districts in general. Outbreaks have broken out and are combining to overthrow the capital, before the capital brings them all back into order. I liked Catching Fire because it was a very unpredictable reading and it always kept my attention. The first book of the series was also a very catching book and it set a great plot for the second. I think that this book would be great for later teens or adults. This book regards some more adult concepts, such as mutiny, slaughter, and forcing children into an arena for a fight to the death. This book is 391 pages (of greatness).

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Acrostic Elegy

never ending
fearfulness, and






Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Renaissance Italy (Shakespeare)

A number of Shakespeare's plays take place in renaissance Italy. Shakespeare never traveled to Italy himself but had heard stories, seen drawings, and painted his own picture in his mind. Shakespeare was born during High Renaissance Italy, a few steps ahead of England. Shakespeare liked the idea of writing plays in Renaissance Italy because it was far more interesting than England. England at this time was still in a dark age, not concentrated or even open to the idea of art or literature.

Some of my favorite artists in Renaissance Italy

Leonardo Da Vinci



Antonio Allegri da Correggio

Monday, March 22, 2010

Great depression creative writting

Who: The man in the middle who is named Hal and is forty-three years old.
When: It is mid fall and he was depending on his job to take care of his two teenage daughters and his wife.
Where: Living in California but wishes he could be living back in Kansas, where he grew up.
What: Three days ago he was laid off from his job in the wood mill, He is loitering outside because he doesn't know how to tell his wife that he lost his job and she thinks he's at work. He is thinking of how to break it to his family.
How: His company had to lay him off because they think since he is getting older they replaced him with a migrant worker coming in from Nevada. He is losing his house and will have to sell it and move onto the road with his family and the money he got from the house.
Why: He keeps going because he is still raising his daughters. He loves his wife and wants to be able to work, have a happy family to raise his daughters and build a good future for them.