December 10, 2013
Dear Mr. Zinsser,
Just recently I read chapter 3 of ‘On Writing Well’. It was a outstanding piece of writing. How you could know all these rules for writing. I admire your work.
You have true explanations. The first line, ‘Fighting clutter is like fighting weeds’. This is definitely [...]
This short story is that this story is suppose to make you laugh. The short story does not make me have a giggle or at least a chuckle. This might be because the English sayings it has. I am not English. ‘The Custody of the Pumpkin’ is a really original based story. That is because [...]
Leila does not like the fat man, because during her dance with him he had dampened her mood. Leila had originally arrived at the ball excited and enthusiastic. After the Fat Man told her that she will soon be among the fathers and mothers watching her own daughter dancing. She would also be fat and [...]
Freddie Threepwood, Lord Emsworth son, is in love with Aggie Donaldson, which is the gardener’s niece. He loves Aggie despite of their class difference (although she is also the daughter of a millionaire). Freddie loves Aggie so much that he would tell his father, Lord Emsworth about his relationship with her. He is banned from [...]
In the book ‘SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS’ by James Patterson. In this novel the main character Maximum Ride (Max) is the narrator. The situation is when the flock (Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gas-Man and Angel) split up because Max and Fang had to different opinions and missions they wanted to do.
In my opinion the second most important rule in a examination after answering all the questions and getting them correct is reading the instructions and following them. 85% of the people that take the exam don’t read the instructions, so I would strictly recommend to read them and follow them, that should be the first [...]
In “The Son’s Veto” Thomas Hardy makes the reader notice about the social class difference, and how difficult it is for the two social classes to coexist; for example, Sophy doesn’t master her grammar very well, because she has never been educated properly. However her son – who, like his father, is well educated – [...]
Sophy loved Sam but does not want to get married with him. Sam was a young gardner of sophy’s acquaintance. Sophy would talk to Sam and they would always have delightful conversations. She told him the about the late event and they stood together, These two people standing with each other in the event. The [...]
Sam feels that Sophy is living a lonely life. Her old pal Sam arrives at her door. She finds it quite awkward at first. Sam comes by another day and wants to go out with her again, still very demanding. She refuses but finally they head out to Covent Garden. She has a wonderful time, [...]
‘Her First Ball’ by Katherine Mansfield is quite a sad story, it makes the reader think life is short and worthless, just as Leila did. When Leila and the old man dance and he talks about how one day she’ll be old and no one will want her it makes her think maybe the beginning [...]
Thomas Hardy, author of ‘The Son’s Veto’, portrays Sophy as a weak, almost helpless woman who thinks of everyone else’s happiness above her own. Throughout her life she puts her husbands and sons wishes above hers, does everything they tell her to do and only when her son forbids her from marrying Sam Hobson does [...]
‘Her First Ball’ is one out of 10,000,000 short stories that actually dragged my attention and kept me entertained, also well understood. I like how Leila is all excited for her first ball in her life. She’s imaging when she’s in the cab on her way to the ball, thats she’s holding a mans arm. [...]
Mr. Twycott is now lonely after his wife dies, because he no longer has anyone he eventually proposes to Sophy and, she rapidly accepts without giving it too much thought. After Mrs. Twycott passes away, his husband (the widower) is left alone in their mansion, with their 4 servants who now are left to waiter [...]
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‘Sure isn’t it better for them now?’ Dan said. Dan is not killing kittens for fun because on well-run farms pests have to be kept down. This shows us some relief knowing that the kittens are not just being killed for any other reason. In the fourth stanza “ ‘Prevention of cruelty’ [...]
I remember this place like the back of my hand… I have lived there for 8 years. The village where I come from is called Griesheim-sur-Souffel, located in Alsace, France. When you walked down the street that linked my house to the main road, you would see the Catholic Church. I liked the sound of [...]
Standing there, watching the waves break with perfect curls, you can see dolphins in the distance, and the sun has just risen and it is so beautiful. I don’t ever want to leave. It’s not too hot yet, but as the sun gets higher it starts to heat up quickly. All I can hear [...]
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 [...]
A Clear World
As a young kid, Patterson Rashaje was raised in the darkest ages of society, where the word “moral” did not mean anything to anybody. Everyone was out there to watch their own backs. His father was one of the few philanthropists that had even existed in the town he was [...]
The Symposium of “Death of a Salesman” consisted of many different authors discussing about Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”. In this Symposium, they included Author Miller into the discussion. I believe that this helped provide more insightful perspective of the novel.
One point that was brought up in the Symposium would be the discussion [...]
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 [...]
“The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare is play that is supposedly called a comedy but I don’t think so. It might have been one back in the old days when it the play was written but I think that right now, in today’s world, it would be more of a tragedy. The story [...]
November 20, 2008
Dear Mr Orwell
I am sending this letter because I am so fascinated by your essay, “Down The Mine”. I never thought of life down the mine even if I am using electricity generated from coal which was gathered from the miners. You have inspired me with your deep, [...]
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 class this week we have been doing a peer assessment activity. In this activity we have all been given somebodies argumentative writing piece and have been given a set of instructions of how we are to edit and assess the draft that was assigned to us. Although this topic might at first [...]
“Thirteen Reasons Why,” a novel written by Jay Asher is a very interesting book that I read within three days. It is a sad story about a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, and the reasons to why she commited suicide recorded on tapes and sent to all the students involved in her suicide.
It starts of [...]
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 [...]
Chapter 1 – Run
“Run!” she yelled. Stomp, stomp, stomp. Heavy footsteps were heard coming from the graveyard. She gripped his hand. They could hear each other’s heart, beating wildly. Each heartbeat was getting louder and faster, and each breath they took was getting harder and harder. They stopped running. They were exhausted. She [...]
There must be a balance in good and evil. Just like the balance between day and night, there will be one in our mind and soul. For example, if the world had only ‘good’, then what is left to compare that ‘good’ to? If there is no comparison, then how are we certain that ‘good’ [...]
Reading “Down the Mine” was an eye-opening experience. Prior to reading this, I had a general idea that a coal miner’s work is very arduous with severe working conditions, but after reading what George Orwell wrote about coal miners, I have a completely better understanding of what they have to go through. Even then, unlike [...]
When I heard that George Orwell actually went down the mine to provide us a vivid description, I felt that he is such a great author. I could sense a lot of efforts that were put into this essay, through his detailed writing; therefore I received different impressions from this writing about the coal miners. [...]
The first impression toward this writing I felt a little guilty and reminded me how I wasted things I’ve been using such as water, electricity, food etc. Therefore I considered that I should be using those effectively and beforeI use, I should think about perople doing harsh labour.
This type of writing was different from [...]
What I think about coal mining
Down the Mine, written by George Orwell is an essay about coal mining. The author actually went down the mine that barely anyone would want to go just to get accurate descriptions, I found the spirit very admirable. He not only wrote a long essay about the forgotten [...]
“Down the Mine”, written by George Orwell. The author didn’t use strong emotional word to criticize the condition of the mine, neither did he show his personal feeling towards the working condition. The only thing he had done, was to present the truth. This piece of writing is written in such a way that [...]
It was a dark stormy night when Goldilocks arrived at the three bears house. She looked up. The moon, was glowing faintly through the clouds. It wasn’t raining, but the wind blew so strong, it seems like the forest was dancing wildly. The perfect weather, she thought, and she took out her lock picking tools. [...]
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 [...]
I found Down the Mine very interesting, and I had never really thought of what it is like to be in the mines getting coal. However, now that I do know I find it very disturbing. I do not know if it is still like this now in the modern mines, but even if it [...]
What I Think ~ Down The Mine by George Orwell
Down the Mine by George Orwell is an interesting piece of literature given that it focuses on a ‘trade’, that to the normal population has nearly been forgotten. Although our lives generally run on coal to sustain its normality, the idea of men shovelling coal [...]
Image of a deciduous forest at the background. A few shorter deciduous trees are onstage, spread far apart from each other. GOLDILOCKS is walking down a path. GOLDILOCKS: Ah, it’s such a nice day today! GOLDILOCKS stops for a stretch. She continues walking until she is in front of the house. The house has [...]
Q&A with Mama Bear
Q: Mama Bear, what were you doing before Goldilocks had sneaked into your house?
A:I was preparing our lunch, that day I decided to cook some porridge since it was Baby Bear favorite.
Q: What made you leave the house then?
A: I just finished cooking [...]
February 21, 2012
Dear Dr. Smith,
How are you? Has anything interesting or new happen lately? I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve last been in to your office to see you for a session. I’ve been quite caught up in things lately and I’m sure you’re very busy with all your patients. [...]
February 21, 2012
Dear Papa tiger,
How is everything going? Well, as I have told you a week ago I am still trying to arrange the travel schedule with my family to Suzhou. You’ve heard of Suzhou, haven’t you? It’s such a beautiful city don’t you think? I am already excited about the trip.
20 February 2012
Police Commissioner Police Station 164 Law and Order Way London, England 101 Dear Commissioner:
On December 2nd my house was broken into, at approximately 2 o’clock. While nothing seemed to be missing some household objects had been moved or used.
After ringing the police they arrived on the following day and removed [...]
February 20, 2012
Today something scary and very weird happened to me. I was just taking a walk in the forest because I had a very bad fight with my mum and couldn’t stand being in the same house as her anymore. I walked and walked and I have no idea for [...]
John R. Pig, 13, of Red Wood Forest, passed away on June 12th due to an aggressive attack upon his house by a wolf. John was born to the late Larisa and Rudolf Pig, Feb. 22, 1999. John received no education and was raised in the forest, not being a particularly clever pig. John was [...]
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 [...]
‘Horses’ written by Edwin Muir is a poem that observes one aspect of the war due to the rapid development of technology. There are distinctive features (structures) of this poem that readers might find it as they read along. Every last word of the line has a word that rhymes with the word on the [...]
Early education, is it okay?
Age of 5, it is the age when kids should play outside with their families or friends. However what parents are doing to their kids is forcing them to learn other languages, mathematics, science that is for elementary school. Early education, what we call is not essential, but problems occur [...]
Can people become successful just by working harder??
People can be successful by working harder, but there are still difference between all the successful and the most successful ones. There was a word said that “success is from 1% of inspiration and 99% of perspiration”. Of course if you want to achieve something, you must [...]
Over a period of time, there were many evidences that supported the idea of aliens’ existence. Though, most of the evidences such as photographs, reports and human’s experiences are remained as a mystery. Nevertheless, I strongly believe the fact that aliens exist. First of all, advanced science technology has been proving the lives of aliens.The [...]