Reflection on the exam practices
The exam practices certainly taught me a great deal of things. One of the things I learnt is that whenever I receive a practice poem be it analyzing a poem or an essay question, I should always keep calm and not panic. Keeping calm proved to be very helpful as [...]
Response to ‘The Great Gatsby’
Reading ‘The Great Gatsby’ again, allowed me to gain a better understanding of the novel. In the beginning of the book, we have already been told many things. For example, we start to realize that Tom is already of a very social status. In the first chapter, page 17, we [...]
Title: ‘the perks of being a wallflower’
Author: Stephen Chbosky
This book is a compilation of letters written to us by Charlie (the main character). Charlie writes to us telling us anything that went on that day. It could be something good or it could be something bad. Basically, in these letters, Charlie would tell [...]
In the Symposium of ‘Death of A Sales man’, I found the conversation to be very thought provoking. There are some interesting points being brought up. Points which I have not pondered upon seriously before.
One of the parts in which I thoroughly enjoyed was the fact that Mr Beaufort sees Willy Loman as a [...]
This is what happened during the English Mock exam.
During the course of the three english paper (paper 1, 2 and 3), what did I feel?
At the first glance of the first word in the exam paper, I felt like running out of the room. This feeling was extremely prominent when I did Paper [...]
Dear Mr. Samuels,
Your essay on “The Greatness of Gatsby” gave me new insight. Your essay taught me to look at the book as a whole rather than to just focus on analyzing the characters. When I first saw the topic of your essay, I thought it was just going to be about how great [...]
This book is more interesting than “Death of the Salesman”. This is the first time I am being crazy over a literature book. “The Great Gatsby” raises a lot of questions and some of these questions have no definite answer to it at all.
While reading “The Great Gatsby” the change in Nick was unmistakable. [...]
Response to “A Man. A Woman. Just Friends?”
This is an interesting piece of essay as one is able to look at it at different angles. One angle at which a person can look at is, does one tries to understand this essay with a religion point of view? It actually all depends on what [...]
Overall, the class activity we did in the course of two days was no doubt fantastic. I marked some of my classmates work while some of them marked mine. Our task was to evaluate a piece of writing.
I found this task very interesting. Usually, the teacher would be the one evaluating the [...]
In this modern society of ours, one would have to agree that our world has improved diversely and one of its major improvement over time is technology. People of today frequently use it as a medium to socialize with others, to do research, to watch videos, to play games and many more. There are always [...]
I watched her from the heavens. How I wish I were there. My heart pines for her, but there is nothing I could do. The gates of heaven can never be open. The gates are shut. If only I could turn back time or even strike a deal with god, which I now know is [...]
Title: The Dead Zone
The beginning of the book made me feel sympathy for the main character, Johnny. Johnny is a high school teacher in Cleaves Mills High. There, he met his girlfriend, Sarah, who is another teacher working there. However, on the night of their first date, Johnny met with an accident [...]
What did I learn from the practice paper?
First of all, I did not expect a test. I got a total shock when I took my first step into English class. To be honest with all of you, I was actually exhausted! Before I even started this English practice paper, half the battle was already [...]
In the essay “Lies We Tell Kids”, we read about some controversial ideas that Paul Graham brought up. As we all know, telling a lie is wrong. I am sure all of us have definitely lied before, myself included. If we know that lying is wrong, why then do we still do it? Are there [...]
Whenever I hear someone speaking ill about their parents, I would always feel my blood boiling. I would have this great urge to chastise them. Everyone on this earth will definitely have a mother and a father. Parents would always love their children in good times and in bad times. My story is a [...]
School Uniforms are a good idea
I feel that school uniforms are a good idea. There are always two sides to a coin the head and the tail. Like things, there are always the advantages and disadvantages to having it. In this essay, I will explore the various reasons why school uniforms should be deemed [...]
Personal Response to “Lies We Tell Kids”
Without a doubt, I would say that this is a fabulous piece of writing. This is an essay which gave me the chance to think deeply about what lies are truly all about. Before reading this essay, I asked myself, “if lying is a bad thing, why [...]
My second impression on “Death of a Salesman”
I totally sympathize with Willy. It is as if I can totally comprehend the way he feels. Just imagine trying so hard but in the end, failing to achieve what you set out for. I would be so devastated and it would be like my entire [...]
When I first saw the title of this book, I thought that this was a fiction novel. The first thing that came to my mind was the movie “2012″. However, this book actually predicts what the world would be like in the year 2050. Have you ever thought about it before?
In this blog post, [...]
Dear Walt Whitman,
This is my first time writing to you and thus, before I get to the main point, I would first introduce myself. My name is Jack and I am just like any other ordinary fourteen-year-old kid living on a tiny island somewhere in Asia. Just so you know, I am writing to [...]
Reflection on Romanticism
During these two weeks, we have been asked to do a presentation on the different aspects of Romanticism. We need to study how different poets portray the elements of Romanticism. So far, three groups have already done theirs and, my group presented one of them. I would say that just by these [...]
Title of book: George Orwell 1984
Author: George Orwell
I have finally finished reading this book and I would rate it a 7/10. This is a fantastic book however somewhere in the middle, the story becomes really political. What I like about this book is that George Orwell is able describe the situation in explicit [...]
My favorite quote in this is,
“And the conspiracy—the organization? It is real? It is not simply the invention of the Thought Police?”
In my previous post, I commented that Winston, the main character, is on a journey with some of the others to try and bring down the government and dictatorship. In this post, [...]
My favorite quote is
“War is Peace”
“Freedom is Slavery”
“Ignorance Is Strength”
When I first read this, I actually paused and reread what I had just seen. At first I had no idea what that meant. As I took time to ponder about it, it sort of became clearer.
I chose this quote because [...]
I found the play “Merchant of Venice” very thought-provoking. I can consider this as one of the best classical plays I have watched.
“Merchant of Venice” is considered to be a comedy. However, do you really think it is? At the end of the play, I had mixed feelings about it. In me, there was [...]
I find “Down the Mine” very interesting. This is because, it makes us wonder about what our world is going to become. The modern society we are living in right now. These days, it is totally unheard of about people doing jobs which are not of high social status. People are not only talking about [...]
1st time Break-in!
Tuesday 12th, 2011
It was reported that last Friday morning, there was a break-in, in one of the houses by the riverbanks on 5th River Avenue. The 3 bears that owned the house were in distress when they recounted the incident. The incident occurred at approximately 6.30am. On the day the incident [...]
Is there a vagabond on the loose?
Is there a vagabond on the loose? Apparently, there is. Last Friday, the 20th, it was reported that there was a break in of one of the houses by the riverbanks on 5th River Avenue.The 3 bears that owned the house were in total distress when [...]
Marley Smith, 74, Mayor of Green Town, died last Tuesday.
He was born to the late Bobby Smith and Elaine Swan, April 27, 1914, in New York City. Marley graduated from Oakland High School in 1933. He was an extraordinary student who entered Brown University. There, he completed a PHD in Law. It was also [...]
The title of the book is “The Night Stalker” written by Chris Carter. This book is mainly about crime-fiction. Readers who love mystery and danger should read this book. This book is packed with action and with every turn of the page, the pace of the book gets faster and faster. The climax just keeps [...]
Chris Carter-The Night Stalker (Deer 1)
This is a really fantastic book I really enjoy the books written by Chris Carter. So far, his books do not fail to keep me captivated. His first book came out in 2009, “The Crucifix Killer” His second book came out in 2010, “The Executioner” In 2011, his [...]
What is a good life?
Life? What is life? Do we even understand what life is? Can we even comprehend the full meaning of ‘a good life’? In this modern society of ours, the meaning of ‘a good life’ has been greatly distorted. People from different races, nationality, culture and even religion, have something [...]
Death of a Salesman 2
Finally we come to the end of the play. Overall, I have to say that I found this play interesting but at the same time also boring. I know it sounds confusing. However, if you will allow me to explain what I mean, I am sure you might just [...]
Author of this book: Robert Kilgore Muchamore
My favourite quote is “ I don’t deserve this, she sobbed… I’ve worked too hard…Too bloody hard.”
This quote means a lot to me. When I read this quote, I see myself in her (the police women) shoes. As I saw these words, I started to think back [...]
Author of book: Jeffery Archer
This book has a great story line and it is really interesting. There are 4 parts to this book. They are, Trial, Prison, Freedom and Revenge. However, there is a possibility that a non-season reader would have just left the book after reading a few pages of it. I can [...]
I have only read and watch the first few parts of the story, ‘Death of a Salesman’. However, just by reading and watching the first few parts of the story, I am already able to get a vague idea about who the characters are and also what is going on in the story.
When I [...]
I really like this play, ‘Pygmalion’ a lot. I find this play very interesting. I especially like the part where they speak. This is because, they speak with a lot of power and that is what impresses me. This movie has a lot of meaning to it.
The poor might not have enough money to [...]
I learnt a lot from this literature exam. Things that I am sure will help me in the future.
When doing literature, the basic thing is that our essay needs to be in present tense. Next, to add value to our essay, we also need to include our own personal response to the story/ poem. [...]
The book I am currently reading is “A Prisoner of Birth” written by Jeffrey Archer. In my previous deer post, I also did a review on this book. I am going to do another blog post on this book. In my previous blog post, I have already given you a rough background of what this [...]
Before I start to write my favorite quote and explain why I like it so much, I think it would be better if I explain what my book is all about. In this story, the main character Danny Cartwright has been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. During the night when [...]
This poem “Where I come from”, is very interesting. The poet, Elizabeth Brewster, uses a lot of imagery to make us think in a very unique way. By using imagery, the poet is trying to make us aware that the place a person is brought up from, would have an impact on what is going [...]
A writer and an architect is almost the same. A writer is like an architect. Both building a building and writing an essay requires the same thought process. Before an architect builds a building, the architect would first need to have a plan like, how is the building going to look like and, what is [...]
“Poets often use unusual images that forces us to think in new ways about familiar things”
Before I start to write what I need to write, I would first have to say what I need to say. Poets are really smart crazy insane people who really tries to make things real complicated. I really cannot [...]
This poem is really interesting. In the first part of the poem, the poet, is describing about herself about the way she feels. When I read this poem, I feel this kind of inner peace within me. The imagery which the poet is trying to project to me is very clear. The poet [...]
What did I learnt about poetry
Poetry can be fun only if you want it to be. Poems are really interesting as they are like riddles, hard to decipher. I learnt that before you start to see the deeper meaning of the poem, you would first need to understand the poem literarily. This means that [...]
As a reader,
I like books with an interesting plot especially books with a great twist at the end. It is as if you are going into another direction from where the beginning of the book led you. I love books with a little mix of adventure and horror. The way the author describe places, [...]