This poem is actually pretty good ,I think I actually enjoyed this poem because it told a story about a man who started when he was young and finished it on his death bed, and it told us his point of view on life and the different things he thought about during his life. The section i found most interesting was 52 because it told us about his last moments like after death that well be everywhere in the grass and the air, and also how he says that he doesn’t really want to be remembered he just wants to be apart of the earth like the dirt under your boots and he helps the grass grow. I could see why this story is the most influential poem of American literature. He takes everyday objects and turns them in to something big like saying your a blade of grass in the field we call society and using a barn to interpret the country and the hay there bringing in is the people immigrating. The question i want to know is why did he do this. Why did he write a poem about his life, like when he started doing this was it just apart of a journal that he recorded daily activities in and that evolved in to this. Or did he get up one day and just start writing in poem about his life. If I had to rate this book i would give it a 8.5/10 I see why this is such a amazing work of poetry in the american literature it just tells one mans thoughts on the world around him and his thoughts and opinions on what he faced while at home and things he questioned.
The purpose of independent reading is to drop your grade like 20 points because you didn’t read a book for the semester and its absolutely pointless. All its dose is force you to read a book and if you didn’t finish it before the end of the semester o well – 20 points. AR reading should be extra credit and not forced upon you. Its human nature not to do something if’s it’s forced upon you. Maybe make AR reading more friendly like have reading sessions in class and other ways to get credit for reading then just take a test and if you fail it because you forgot what happened. The book i selected for this semester is “Fly boys” I selected his book because I like history and I really like WWII and this book was perfect it told a story from a fighter pilot from WWII and his view on the war and it gives a brief history on how conflicts with Japan and US started. After I read the first chapter the book just started to touch on the history of the 2 countries and how they were all ways butting head to be superior over each other. Then it tells about the things that Japan did like not allowing anyone in and if anyone tried to leave there where thrown in jail and sometimes (Most of the time) they where shot as they left the country or the police took them back and they were publicly executed. An thats all I read so far I like this book so far and I can’t wait to find out what else is going to happen in this book
Honestly the debate wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I mean we responded to questions the best that we could have done, and we asked question that the opponents didn’t know. An we even made the other side admit to 2 of our questions. We should have beefed up on our rebuttal and conclusion, but our main part of describing what we stood for,and why we did. Our questions were good to a majority of the questions we asked the either had no comment or just didn’t know (they only had a response for 2 of the 6 question we asked). What i found surprising was that I would say that we won that debate we gave our evidence and opinions and it and responded with good answers when questions were asked. What didn’t go well was the rebuttal and the conclusion, we actually didn’t have anything for the rebuttal we just made it up on the spot. I mean it wasn’t bad or anything but it could have been better, and the conclusion was very short and to the point we could have been better with more time and addend more evinced to it. We focused mostly on the main argument then sorta ran out of time for the rebuttal and conclusion. What really surprised me is that we won our debate (the other side even told us). I thought we would be to short and stumble on the passages but we had more to read, but we actually ran out of time. What went well was the actual debating part like we read it loud and made good eye contact, the questions we answered with the knowledge we read up on the what we knew about it, but that didn’t go well was as a said earlier in the blog the rebuttal could have been more detailed and the conclusion could have been more conclusive.
So apparently in Franklin eyes if your not going to follow these guidelines throughout the period that we had to do this experiment you not a very good member of society. I probably broke all of them especially Chastity I broke that one everyday (not really), but in all seriousness these are a good thing to follow to see if you can straighten your self out and break out of some bad habits. Some of the virtues i broke where Temperance,Order, and Resolution temperance I know I broke that over the weekend at least twice or maybe three times. An I know I broke order everyday every day order and me fight more than hammering a screw in a blocks of concrete using a hammer thats made of butter… Yes I did just say that, and now i’m questioning what i’m doing with my life. Finally the most virtue I broke was Resolution I know I break that one everyday , and probably since I was 12 I have a bad habit of starting things and thats it I “usually” never finish them. Like the ratio is like 80% unfinished and 20% finished. An the strange thing is that when i was assigned this project i actually tried to finish some of my projects,and the sad thing was I finished a bunch of them that I procrastinated for over like 2 years. This virtues project was a different kind of thing to do I had to watch what I said and what I did, also had to make sure I didn’t waste time. Will I still follow these thing I had to follow for a week, probably not but I will try to I need to break some of my habits and all this told me is how often I broke them.But some habits are unbreakable.
Honestly whats the point to poetry its just someone telling a story in a very complicated way that takes you hours to fully under stand. Just tell a story like i went to the store to buy milk not some paragraph telling you every little thing, like while i was walking i stepped on a bug and that made me depressed an i didn’t want to buy milk after that, but i still got the milk. I don’t give a (Solid concrete wall holding/regulation of water coming out of the lake/reservoir) that you stepped on a bug you got the milk and that all i care about. But writing my own poem was pretty fun/easy i wouldn’t say it was the easiest thing to do but it was alright. An after all this writing of the 2 poems i had to do it wasn’t as bad as i thought it was going to be, I definitely under stand poetry better this year than any other year. I also thought that writing the poem was going to be easier bit of course poetry just needs to be the most difficult thing to do. Like getting your words to rhyme and to get the flow of words right to make it “easier” to read and understand. When we where first told to write a poem I thought well here goes a good portion of my grades, but as we did the notes it started to click in my head but not fully. Then we read the examples in the book and took them apart I started to actually understand the rythum of the poems and how they needed to be set up. After that it was a piece of cake (a piece of bad cake) to write one that sorta rhymed and followed a pattern. That my experience with writing poetry this past 3 weeks.
At first I thought how are we going to make a short story with 6 words. But you can make anything from them 6 words like turn a simple complement into a full on murder story. The 6 word story I chose was “Goodbye, mission control. Thanks for trying.” because you can take that story any which way like a space mission to a plane with a blown turbine. Thats the cool things about these stories is you can take there to anywhere and make them do anything just from those 6 words. The general theme to my story is it’s about a undocumented space exploration set in 1975 which the the man is bringing back rocks from space, but then mission control looses communication with the piolet. But the problem with the rocks are when the hit Earth’s atmosphere, and oxygen it causes a chemical reaction which creates a toxic gas for humans the will kill off the race. So in the end they just shoot him out of the sky and that’s where it ends. My idea for the story was just thinking about all the space exploration we’ve done as a country and wondering how many where true/documented correctly throughout the years we have been to outer space. My story went through a lot of changes it was originally going to be that it was three people and it was basically going to be if Apollo 11 went bad. It was instead of them landing on they moon they miscalculated and slammed into the moon creating one of the many creators on the moon. Another way it was going to be told was in the future like 2063 and how this bus of “space tourist” went to mars to visit and they went to the museum bulit on mars and in the museum it show like how mars would be a great solution if earth ever fell apart and they had to move people to mars. But a guy wonders off and sees what’s happening to mars there making factory’s to mine all the ore and oil from mars,which in the museum they said that had tons but there hardly enough to support the people living there for 15 years. That’s how I come up with my story using a 6 words.
The movie Airplane! is one of the bests comedy movies thats also terrible and very weird , but some how made 130 Million dollars in box ticket sales. It also has a 97% rotten tomatoes judging it as fresh. An the characters in this movie are ever weirder from a war pilot sweating buckets literally, to a doctor who said the 79th best movie quotes of all time “surely you can’t be serious’), “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley”. Also the way the movie is told in a bad situation when the pilots pass out form food poisoning and no one can fly the plane except the one man, but is transformed into a 87 minute comedic mess that actual turned out to be a decent movie.
One think the movie isn’t very strong on it characters development it literally gives one paragraph on how the 2 met and some flash backed from the war. But you do get enough to see he’s not an easy flyer because of the thing he saw in the war. Where the movie takes place is obvious it’s in the movie title like the movie doesn’t put in any hint or clues on where its takes place. Moving on the presentation, the people who wrote this story took a bad situation that no-one wants to be in like the pilots “Dieing” and there going to crash to there cirten death. But theirs a guy that cant let go of his girlfriend so he boards the plane trying to get her back and everyone get the food poisoned fish but him and everyone gets sick and him , the girlfriend, and the rest of the crew make a comedic relief for the bad situation. The movie can be told in 10 minutes but they put the right amount of comedy ans serious things to keep enough suspense and is easily relived with a joke or two.
That is my professional opinion of the theme of Airplane! and how all of the movie characteristic put together make a funny but still enjoyable movie thats now 37 years old and I would still watch to this day.
A whole week of notes on the second week of school is usually boring and very tiring because it still feels like summer and who wants to work on notes when your on summer vacation…wait where was I going with this rant. O ya a whole week of not wasn’t bad as it usually is because I actually learned something (I know shocking) like how the Antagonist can be the good guy and the Protagonist could be the enemy. Also there are stock characters that I really never thought of like Yoda in Star Wars or the “Nerd” in every high school based movie who gets pick on. These week of notes have actual helped me piece storys apart and understand whats the characters in the story part like how to pick out whos the Protagonist and whos the Antagonist and all the side characters and there purposes. One of the stories I can apply that to is Saving Private Ryan the Protagonist in he story is John H. Miller and the Antagonist is the Germans and all the battles they put Miller through. The Single purpose charter is Pvt. Ryan because this only purpose is to be saved by Miller and his squad, the setting would be Germany during world war II. Some of the conflicts are Man vs. Man and Man vs. Self, the man vs. man would be the Americans vs the Germans. An man vs. self would be the things that Miller sees during the battles what he sees happen to his friends.
Week 2 has been easier than one cause I now know where to go without my schedule. Also I know what classes to charge my surface where I don’t need it. One thing I did notice is this year compared to last year is that pretty much every class we use our surface pros instead of like last year for me i used it in like 2-3 of my classes.
The first week of school is like every other of the 35 weeks just more stressful because you need to find all your classes and try not to use your schedule so you can remember were to go. But other than that it was good, one of my surprises is unlike last year the magortiy of my classes are upstairs. Unlike last year when it was running back and forth, and up and down everyday. Another nice thing is that I a got a lot of the classes I requested instead of the classes the guidance picking them.
Something I learned about one of my classmates was something I can’t remember. It was a long first week, I remember my presentation and thats about it.
One of my favorite stories is the story to Mafia III so far what I picked out is your a part of the black mob and you team up with the Italian mob to do a bank heist. But when you are done with the job your celebrating at the black mobs hangout/bar which the Italian mob show up to take there cut of the money. But they show up with more people then usual because they shoot up the bar killing everyone including all of your family including your father who was killed by the Italian mobs boss then they burn it to the ground which your saved by your preacher. So you work across New Bordeaux (New Orleans) helping whats left of the black mob , and moonshine runners getting revenge by take out areas controlled by the different branches of mobs slowly rebuilding your mob so you can take back your areas you ran before the take over. What point i’m at is where your bringing together your allies of different mob leader to make a plan to finally take down the mob that has taken over New Bordeaux.