Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Blog #7

In Life As We Knew It, the moon moved closer to the earth and no one really thought what it could do. The impact it would have on humanity and the environment around us. I believe this relates to how we never really consider the consequences of global warming. In the book, shortly after the moon moves closer a tsunami destroyed coastal cities, islands, and most of Australia. The weather also begins to go all haywire too. This is just some of the consequences of global warming. The sea level would rise and we don't know how much, this means it could destroy more than we think. Since global warming would melt most or all of the ice, the ocean current would more than likely shut down. If the ocean currents shut down European countries will be buried in snow and ice because the ocean current brings warm weather. That's only the beginning though, the consequences continue. They never considered what a comet could do if hit the moon, just like we never considered what global warming can really do

Monday, March 27, 2017

Blog #6

I'm currently reading Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer and here's some words that I find interesting.

1. Commitment Pg: 6
Definition: A pledge or promise.
I found this word interesting because I don't hear it that much. Maybe it's because I'm still kind of young and huge important commitments aren't really talked about when you're around my age.

2. Cynicism Pg: 13
Definition: Being bitter, distrusting, or pessimistic of one's motives.
I found this word interesting because I have never heard it before and I feel like it's more common.

3. Anchorman Pg: 24
Definition: A person on the radio or television.
I found this word interesting because people never use the word anymore.

4. Vegetable Flats Pg: 39
Definition: A bunch of seeds in/on a tray.
I found this word interesting because I never heard of it, probably because I'm not into gardening.

5. Cusp Pg: 61
Definition: The point of a crescent, mainly referring to the moon.
I found this interesting because the moon has another nickname.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Illustration 1

Doon, Lina, and Poppy looking at the sunrise for the first time after escape Ember.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Blog Post #4

Currently, I'm reading Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin and a quote that I like is "If I ever think of another four-homonym group, it will be a red-letter day."

I find this quote interesting because I don't know what 'red-letter day' is. I have some questions about this and I hope they will be answered soon. I have a few ideas but there nothing really to go for of. This is why it's interesting, I want to know what it means and what will happen. Hopefully I find out what red-letter day is.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My books - 5 questions I've had about my book so far

(My book is Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan)

1. Why does Mike does dislike his red hair?
2. Why do Ivy's parents think Ivy's hobby of music isn't good?
3. What happened to Friedrich at the end of  part one?
4. What happened to Mike at the end of part two?
5. Why did Mrs. Sturbridge start being nice and making it seem like she was keeping her promise then break it?

Monday, January 9, 2017

My books - Summary of what's happened so far

So far in the book I'm reading (The City of Ember) the main character, Lina, has found a mysterious letter in the closet. Well, her Grandma and little sister did. Her grandma has been saying that her grandfather lost something and no one has found it. Now the letter has been found but no one knows what it means, what it says (Lina's sister was chewing on it), or if it's even important. Lina is determined to find out what it means, she believes it could possibly by instructions to save the city. Which the city is in need of desperate need of saving, in the last chapter the longest blackout so far has happened, seven minutes. Supplies is getting scarcer by the day, rumors of blackouts becoming more frequent and lightbulbs running out, and the Mayor is doing nothing about it expect lying about a solution. Lina is just stuck not knowing what to do, so she decides to write to the Mayor despite not trusting him.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Intro Poetry Reflection

1. There are a few that poems need to be poems, the first is emotions. While emotions are important in most pieces of writing in poetry it's 10 times more important in poetry because you have piece of writing that still has be good. When many people see a short written piece of writing people think it's bad because there's no room for emotions and without emotions things are bland so catch your reader off guard with a lot of emotion in a poem. This also helps the reader find a theme/moral for your poem because the reader will know the moral can follow an emotion. Another very important thing for poems to have is being descriptive, you want to paint a picture in the readers head. While this is something you should do in all writing in poetry you want to paint a picture a little more because it helps set the tone of the poem which can help the reader find a moral.

2. Something that a poem shouldn't be is long and talking information because when a poem get long it becomes essay. Poems are normally tell you a life lesson not something you can learn in school or in your spare time.

3.  Some difference between Williams and Bradstreet poem is Williams's poems are short while Bradstreet's poem are long. Williams's poems also have multiple stanzas with few lines while Bradstreet's poem is one big stanza with a lot of lines. Bradstreet's poem also has a lot more metaphorical language and older language in it than Williams's poems.

4. One thing that Williams's and Bradstreet's poems have in common is they are descriptive, whether that be paint a picture of kid doing something wrong or two people in love and how it better than everything else.