Sunday, May 20, 2012

JLC Sumareez

*Rules Of The Game- Waverly plays her brother in a game of chess and becomes quite skilled at it. When her brother eventually stops playing, Waverly starts to play other people and joins tournaments. Waverly becomes so successful to the point that she is a celebrity in the community.
*The Voice From The Wall- Lena and her family move to San Francisco and live next door to a mother and daughter that argue almost all the time. Lena's mother has been pregnant for a while, and once the baby was born, it died. This brought sadness on the whole family. Lena, though, would just tell herself that she has a better life compared to the people next door.
*Half and Half- Rose has a bad marriage experience and says that it has a undeniable fate, but her mother tells her that faith can shape fate, so she needs to have faith in her marriage. Later, Rose talks about a family vacation to the beach and that out of carelessness, her brother died. After the story, she states that fate is half expectation and half inattention.
*Two Kinds- June gets told from her mother that she wants June to become a prodigy, but June doesn't want to be. After many disagreements, their mother daughter relationship becomes poor. June's mother starts to call June one of two kinds of children, disobedient. The other one is obedient.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 2nd Vocab

arid- My throught was arid due to its lack of moisture.
assiduous- The assiduous young man fought for three days.
asylum- My grandpa gets out of the asylum next thursday.
benevolent- She has a benevolent grin that lightened up the room.
camaraderie- The camaraderie of the team was the reason they won.
censure- The students censure towards the teachers decision was unacceptable.
circuitous- The circuitous path got us no where.
clairvoyant- Due to my clairvoyant skills, I avoided putting myself in that situation.
collaborate- When we are collaborate, we finish the project early.
compassion- The employees all had compassion for the man, but he was fired.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CTBC literary devices

Jarvis sat, deeply moved. Whether because this was his son, whether because this was almost the last act of his son, he could not say. Whether because there was some quality in the words, that too he could not say, for he had given little time in his life to the savouring and judging of words. Whether because there was some quality in the ideas, that too he could not say, for he had given little time to study of these particular matters. He rose and went up the stairs to his room, and was glad to find his wife not there, for here was a sequence not to be interrupted. He picked up the Abraham Lincoln and went down to the study again, and there opened the book at the Second Inaugural Address of the great president. He read it through, and felt with a sudden lifting of the spirit that here was a secret unfolding, a track picked up again. There was increasing knowledge of a stranger. He began to understand why the picture of this man was in the house of his son, and the multitude of books.
Repetition- RED
Third Person (POV)- GREEN
Alliteration- BLUE
Suspense- PINK
Characterization- ORANGE

Thursday, February 23, 2012

2/23/12 POO/LOTF Similarities

#1) In the Lord Of The Flies, the leader of all of the kids is Ralph at the beginning. Later in the story the much stronger leader named Jack takes over. In The Power Of One, the leader, or leaders, are all of the white people.
#2) Jack took control of the kids on the island by overpowering the old leader. He also made the other kids scared and not want to try and confront him, because they knew they would get in trouble. The Power Of One was very similar, the mean white people made all of the black people scared, and if one even thought about doing something against the whites, they were punished, or maybe even killed.
#3) Both of the stories had an identicle way to keep a hold of there power, and that is to get followers. It was all of the kids in Lord Of The Flies, and it was a lot of white people in The Power Of One.
#4) Jacks power was destroyed by civilization finally finding them and taking them back to their normal lives. And in The Power Of One, I'm not sure but I think it was a lot of thing including MLK.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feb 12 LOTF Symbolic

The most symbolic part I found was in the first sentence of passage number four. Golding said that, "Jack planned his new face." This means that Jack is not the same person that he was at the beginning of the book. Something that supports this is when Golding wrote, "He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling." Jack was a jerk in the beginning of the story, but it only got worse. Later he turned into a dangerous, angry, tribe leader. The symbolic connection towards the theme is how much and how fast civilization fell in this book. Everyones lives were changed on that island.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

pg. 31 (FEB 8)

Golding put this moment in the book to make sure the reader knows that, even though Jack is a big, mean guy, he himself is also scared of their situation. The other boys on the island would most likely do the same thing if they were put in the pig situation.. This part in the book also shows how innocent all of the boys were in the beginning, compared to the end. In the beginning, Jack couldn't even kill a little piglet when it was caught in a curtain of creepers. In the end, however, it got so bad that two boys on the island were killed. All of Jacks followers became saveges towards the end of the book. On page 31, it said that Jack slammed his knife into a tree trunk after the pig got away and Golding mentioned that there would be no mercy next time, and there wasnt.