The Power of Passion

Passionate About Football

 

Live with Passion!

~Tonny Robbins

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           You can’t have passion for something without care. The passion I have for the game of football is unmatchable to any game I have ever played. Football has helped me fill my free time after school. When we played in the Fenn vs Fay game it was one of the most fun experiences in my life. In the Fay vs. Fenn game the whole team came prepared as we always were for games. We had played this same Fay team earlier and beat them on our home turf at homecoming. This game was single handily the most fun experience I’ve ever had at Fenn. This game was super close and everyone was playing their hearts out, for some of the seniors this was one of their last game for Fenn and you could tell that they cared a lot about getting the win. I can remember when Jackson Morgan blocked the game tying two point conversion that ultimately ended up helping us winning the game in a 22-20 Fenn victory. I didn’t know if I wanted to play football that year or the next, but this ignited my passion to play the great sport of football. This experience really showed me what the greatest highlights are of playing football. Being passionate about something can take you a long way, especially when you care about it.


Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

 

~Maya Angelou

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I chose the poem “Still I rise” because it made a lot of sense since it’s black history month and it’s about slavery in the 20th century. This part of the year is always challenging and I didn’t look forward to it and never did look forward to it. This poem really speaks to me and has a a lot of meaning to me. When I first was it I thought I head this before somewhere and it had looked really familiar to me. I’m still here is a really good poem and it is short and simple. I found this poem on poem miner scrolling through and this one really popped out too me especially since it has a good length and it actually had a real life story about it story. A lot of the poems I scrolled through made no sense and they were taken from books. Some were too short and some were too long. This one is just perfect and the just right amount. I think the main reason why I chose this is because it rhymes and in my opinion if something rhymes it makes ten times easier to remember and recite. Overall I think I made the best choice in picking this poem I think think it will go smoothly and I can have it memorized quickly. I also asked my mom what she thought about the piece I chose and she also recognized the writing and said it was a really great piece of literature. Overall I think this my most favorite piece of writing I have ever chosen for W.W Fenn so far.


New Experiences

 

What Happens When I Meet Someone New

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

~Christopher McCandless

 

 

When I meet someone that is new I don’t make assumptions. I think most people when they meet someone new in their head they automatically start making assumptions based on how they look like. I like to give everyone a fair chance to prove themselves and to see if I like them. When I meet someone that is different from me I treat them like a normal person. I think that everyone should be treated equally and have a fair chance in life, but I haven’t really met someone is really different from me. I go to a private school in the middle of nowhere in Massachusetts where most people look the same, talk the same and live life the same. There aren’t many different people in this part of the U.S.A. I think I respond to new experiences well and in a proper manner. When I get put in a brand new situation I usually like to wait it out and scope out my surroundings. For example in fourth grade I didn't know anyone in my grade and I didn’t really know anyone in the school. This led me to not talking much and being very silent in class. But as time went on I talked more in class and talked more to my classmates developing more of a relationship as I went to the middle school. When I get put into new situation and still don’t talk a lot by I do talk to more people and socialize.


Melville Writing Response

A Melville Type Writing Response

“Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.”

~Herman Melville

 

 

It all started on the Belknap trip. This was one of my most fondest memories of the beginning of the ninth grade year. The things that the teachers on the trip were trying to preach during  weren’t exactly the things kids were trying to hear coming out from summer. The teacher talked about leadership a lot and no one liked it. After the trip it was all about the Football season ahead.When we played in the Fenn vs Fay game it was one of the most fun experiences in my life. In the Fay vs. Fenn game the whole team came prepared as we always were for games. We had played this same Fay team earlier and beat them on our home turf at homecoming. This game was single handily the most fun experience I’ve ever had at Fenn. This game was super close and everyone was playing their hearts out, for some of the seniors this was one of their last game for Fenn and you could tell that they cared a lot about getting the win. The second half of my ninth grade year will be riveting. Basketball season has already come our way and I was elected captain of JV Basketball our season started off well with two back to back wins against our arch rivals Fay. In that time span till now we have broke even in the wins and losses column. This will be one of my greatest adventures.


Would You Rather Be Happy and Ignorant or Wise?

 

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ~Hellen Keller

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If I were to be happy and ignorant or just wise I would choose to be happy and ignorant. In my opinion the point of life is to be happy and if you are the happiest you can be you are achieving the main purpose of life. Being happy can take you so far in life and even a lot of people value happiness over money which I think is a little bit of a stretch. If you are happy with life nothing can really stop you from doing what you want to do. Being ignorant means that you are lacking knowledge, information and awareness which can hurt you sometimes in certain situations and stop you from doing certain things well. But all that being said I think you can grow out of ignorance and become more experienced and knowledgeable about life and certain things. Being wise also just means that you have a lot of knowledge and experience but this attribute can only be acquired through experience. For example it’s going to be really hard for a teenager to be wise just because they haven’t experienced much since they are so young.


Tradition Narrative Paragraph

A Misunderstanding of Christmas 

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Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

~John Greenleaf Whitter

 

   

        Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year. I am a fifteen running down the stairs waiting to open Christmas presents waiting to see who got me what. Christmas is great and all, but it should really be centered around family. Family will do anything for you and you should really appreciate what they do for you. In our moderately sized house in Waltham, Massachusetts Christmas morning dawns upon the Metellus family. The whole family surrounds the Christmas tree and we get to tearing open presents one present by one. This is a tradition that goes on every year and hasn’t ever stopped. This experience feels great because i am receiving presents, and who doesn’t like getting presents. It feels bliss opening and getting them on a cold and snowy December 25th, morning. This theme is important because although it is nice to receive there is a bigger meaning behind every Christmas. Christmas is about giving not receiving although this is fun tradition and all I would like it to change. I think we should all give one present to one person and spend more time with each other. Christmas can be one of the best times, but can also be one of the most misinterpreted times of the year.


A Child's Christmas In Wales Literary Analysis

A Descriptive Christmas In Wales

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He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under the tree

~Roy L. Smith

 

Dylan Thomas uses a lot of writing techniques. Thomas uses more than one of our writing techniques that we are learning to write A child’s Christmas In Wales. Thomas uses a series of metaphors and images and action to better describe a child’s Christmas in whales. Dylan Thomas describes a child’s Christmas in wales in many different ways. He uses “the boy” as the main character and the story takes place in Wales, a country southwest of Great Britain and inside the U.K. This story is centered around his past memories of Christmas and his family that is around at Christmas time

“All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find.”

The theme is very critical to the way you read this book. Thomas uses multiple different writing techniques that makes his average story into a great story.Dylan Thomas mixes different writing techniques to explain his story.



     Dylan Thomas uses multiple sentence building techniques to tell his story. He uses image and actions to tell his story of a child’s Christmas in wales. Dylan Thomas uses two of Fitz’s sentences building techniques to describe a child's Christmas in Wales. Thomas describes his Christmas in wales experience using vivid memories to describe what his Christmas felt like in his childhood, and uses an array of similes and metaphors. He also uses imagery and action to describe his environment around him.

“Years and years ago, when I was a boy, when there were wolves in Wales, and birds the color of red-flannel petticoats whisked past the harp-shaped hills, when we sang and wallowed all night and day in caves that smelt like Sunday afternoons in damp front farmhouse parlors, and we chased, with the jawbones of deacons”

Excerpt From
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
PG 5


This shows the story telling of Thomas. Using a sequence of commas and great punctuation to make a make a good sentence into a great one, and finishes it off using a metaphor. This shows that Thomas uses a series of sentence building techniques to improve his story.


      Dylan Thomas displays multiple themes in this reading. Thomas uses the theme of family and his environment to show his past memories of Christmas in Wales. He talks about his close family that comes over for Christmas. He also talks about how uncles are always at Christmas and how there are very few aunts in his family and how they are out of place. Dylan Thomas writes a child’s this story to recollect his Christmas. Thomas uses multiple themes to make his story great and more lively and realistic.


“There are always Uncles at Christmas. The same Uncles. And on Christmas morning, with dog-disturbing whistle and sugar fags, I would scour the swatched town for the news of the little world, and find always a dead bird by the Post Office or by the white deserted swings; perhaps a robin, all but one of his fires out.”

Excerpt From
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
PG.10


This theme is important in this story because it makes the story more lively. The theme of using your environment could be one the best themes someone could do. Describing scene can be very useful in picturing the story especially for someone that is more of a visual learner. It also adds a different aspect to story’s that some don’t have.The importance of the environment theme in this book is to make it a more enjoyable read.


Timed Writing Response #1

       Don’t Do Something That Will waste your time!!

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Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

~Victor Hugo

 

 

           Everyone always has something that wastes their time. What I think the biggest waste of time is doing something that you don’t want to do. Doing something that you don’t want to do can be crucial especially when you have plans to do something else. For example if I have a lot of homework to do and and I have baseball practice that I don’t want to go to, I am completely wasting my time in both aspects. I am not doing my work and I’m not doing something that I like to do. Being but in these types of predicaments can be really challenging because then you have to re-schedule. Moral of the story is don’t do what you don’t want to do.


Care

A Thanksgivings Poem

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We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

―John F. Kennedy

 

 

I’m pleased

I’m  surprised

I’m in shock

These are some emotions that I feel

Close to thanksgiving

 

leaves on the ground

The cold weather

Just a great scene in general

 

Everything gathering snow

Trees getting weaker because of the weathering

Christmas decorations already setup

 

It is time to show appreciation

For those who have helped you

For those that took care of you

And for those who care about you

 

Thanksgiving is time to look around

Take a mental picture of the scenery

reflect on what’s happened throughout the year

 

Thanksgiving is also a time for having fun

Watch the annual Redskins vs. Cowboys matchup

And hang out with friends and family

 

This is what thanksgiving is about

This is what life is about

Sadly this all happens only one day a year

 

Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks

Thanksgiving doesn’t just mean

you get a couple days off school

Or a couple days off work

It is time to connect and form bonds

 

Relatives fly out from different parts of the world

Some come in fly different states

Just to come together for one day

Just to see the people that they care about

And you should care about them too




The Call of The Wild Literary Reflection

McCliff Metellus

Literary Reflection

11/19/18

 

 

The Primordial Beast within

 

 

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        Primal instincts is something we all have to unleash at some point in our lives. In the book The Call of The Wild, by Jack London, Buck goes from living a list life at judge Millers house to a a tireless, strong and relentless wild beast that has to use his primal instincts just to survive. This Process started in a big estate in California and finished in the cold Canadian wilderness miles upon miles away from where they started. This book really showed the reader that one of the only ways you can survive in the wilderness is to unleash your inner primordial beast. Jack London also shows the reader the harsh living conditions of the sled dogs and how the sled dogs were forced to live and go through hell every single  

           I really don’t think this piece of writing affected me at all, I could see this book being a better read at a younger age but with less complicated words. Overall this book and the storyline is decent a best but could be better. It was a little bit too complicated and used a lot of unnecessary big words at times. I like reading books and knowing what is going on and knowing most of the words. In my opinion I don’t like books that I have to solve a whole mystery. This book made me feel confused sometimes with all the words used but overall I think this challenges my vocabulary and helped me as a reader how to understand and actively a book. This book did have a good meaning and a very good plot of the harsh reality of the world but overall this book was not for me. This book also made me realize that the quote “desperate times calls fore desperate measures” is a true quote.

         Following what is within key to getting what you want. This book makes you wonder what would happen if Buck was living his boring normal life. This book took you on an adventure and thought me a great deal of life lessons which makes it a worth while read.

       


Naritive Paragraph #4 (The Power of Hard Times)

How to Comeback From Losses

 

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Nothing is cooler and more attractive than a big comeback, and that'll be me.

~Steven Adler

 

 

 

        It’s how you deal with hard times that define you. Hard times shaped me in who I am today. Hardships can make or break how you react to tough situations. Hardships teach you a lot of things about yourself and can be a great trait if you can deal with it well. Before this situation I haven’t overcame much hardship at all. It didn’t matter wether we over came the deficit at the time. All that mattered was that we stuck together and went through this situation as a team. It was a chilly day in Cambridge Massachusetts, the dirt  on the BB&N field had turned into mud because of the dew. Overall it was hitting weather outside. It was the whole football team that showed up to the BB&N school in Cambridge. We were playing in a normal Fenn football game on a chilly Friday afternoon. BB&N was up early by a touch down but we responded with a touch down of our own. BB&N ended up tacking on a couple for touch downs to beat us in a 18-6 loss, but this wasn’t the end though. Because we had an under the lights game against our rivals, Fay. We ended up rallying together 18-12 in a win where we got our first win after three disappointing losses. It didn’t matter that we were on a three game losing streak, all that mattered is that we got the win, had fun and over came our hardship.