song of myself

Initially, I thought it was kind of odd for someone to be writing a poem about themselves. I’m definitely not a poet, but from my experiences of reading poetry, the majority of them have a deeper meaning about life or others. So, this one right off the bat had my interest. When we went through […]

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I somewhat agree with the statement that “the government is best which governs least”. I obviously don’t think a government should have total control. In my opinion, I don’t think their control should affect our personal lives much and prevent us from doing certain things. I also think for it to be considered a government […]

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Thoreau’s and Emerson’s thoughts are very similar. They both incorporate nature into their writing in some way. In Emerson’s work, he describes how nature is good for us and we can learn to be our true self with that. He goes on to say how with that comes acceptance and self-love. In Thoreau’s work, he actually spends […]

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My thoughts on argument definitely have changed over the course of this unit. Not only was this an interesting topic, but it was something that is actually going to be useful as we go through life. I enjoyed our debate and forming arguments. Luckily, I got a side that I personally agreed with so it […]

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The topic for my debate is the Death Penalty. I am arguing for it and that it should be legal. I would say that this is also my personal position on this topic and that I do lean more towards pro rather than con. I think that if someone murdered someone else and was rightfully […]

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Part 1: A current issue currently up for debate is arming teachers in response to school shootings. Should teachers be given weapons? This issue has been the subject for a lot of debate recently and there are a lot of opinions about it. One side says having teachers possess weapons will stop shooters looking for […]

Franklin’s Virtue’s

I thought some of these virtues were harder to follow than others. Throughout the first couple of days of tracking my progress, I tried to keep the virtues in mind as much as I could. With my younger sister around silence was definitely an issue for me. I think throughout my school day I had […]

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When I first read the Dodo’s Conundrum I didn’t understand it at all. I thought this poem was hard to understand and I don’t know why. After a lot of reading and looking over it, I think the theme is that you shouldn’t dwell on what life isn’t when you can be making the most […]

no more poems!!

Honestly, I am so glad we are done writing poems. Mr. McGary, at this time I would like to thank you for not forcing us to write anymore because I’m going to be honest, it was rough. Anyway, when the poem unit was first introduced, a part of me was very scared. I never actually […]


I usually don’t like poetry or at least the poems we’ve learned about before. Surprisingly, I found the poems we’ve talked about in class somewhat toleratable. I liked the day that we just looked at different poems from the books and just saw what was out there. I actually enjoyed a lot of those poems. One […]