Choices


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     Decisions are a very hard thing to make, especially as a very indecisive person. When there came up with a big conflict the same night as a show I really wanted to do, it made a very hard decision for me. I love to do shows at CYT and this show was one I really wanted to do because one of my favorite director was doing this one. My mom and I were looking at the calendar to see if I have any conflicts for this show. Sure enough the same nights of the show are the nights that I am in Washington D.C. for the 7th grade trip. The trip is “mandatory” but I knew that if I wanted to they can’t really make me go. I was also really excited to do this show because I hadn’t done the last one so I hadn’t done one in a long time and made me want to do this show even more. On the one hand I could do a great show with one of my favorite directors and see some of my best friends who I haven’t seen in a while... or I could go on a trip with my classmates I see everyday not knowing if it will even be a fun trip. These were the thoughts going through my head. More thoughts came into my head everyday like people at the mall during Christmas time. Eventually I ended up choosing to go to Washington D.C. Being indecisive is a terrible thing that I face daily; therefore you would think that I would have found a way to deal with it; however I haven’t found a solution yet; furthermore it would be great if I wasn’t indecisive. The amount of times that I would have made a decision and then second guessed myself and picked the other one was to many to count. Even though this situation didn’t make decision making any better, it still was a time I can always looks back on as a hard decision that I had to make.


Candles iambic trimeter

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The great scent fills the room (a)

It doesn't feel like doom (a)

it isn’t a bad fume (a)

It wont go in a tomb (a)

 

It gives off a bright light (b)

You light them up at night (b)

Some of them can be white (b)

They are so very bright (b)

 

They give off a good smell (c)

Like their casting a spell (c)

It doesn’t feel like hell (c)

It’s not something to dwell (c)

 

They can have a good look (d)

You stack it on a book (d)

Or put it in a nook (d)

You can’t use them to cook (d)

 

Metacognition: The theme of this poem is joy. Candles are something that can bring me so much joy. All the different smells and looks they have are something that keeps me captivated. Whenever I go into a store I have so much fun just going through all of the candles and smelling them. I have a large collection of them in my room so whenever I'm feeling a certain smell, I can light that one. That is why candles where something that I was able to write an entire poem about them.


Chapstick iambic poem

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It glides across (a)

My dry  chapped lips (b)

They are the boss (a)

I want some chips (b)

 

It makes them wet (c)

In a good way (d)

Im soon in debt (c)

It’s fun to play (d)

 

Metacognition: The theme of this poem is love chapstick is something that I'm obsessed with. It not only is a helpful tool it also can taste good, look good, and feel good. That made me be able to write well about this amazing device. The part about soon being in debt is because i am CONSTANTLY buying new kinds of chapstick. If I see one that looks good and I’ve never tried it before, you best believe I’m going to buy it.


Summer iambic poem

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The sun  above (a)

Makes warmth  on us (b)

A sense  i love (a)

Riding the bus (b)

 

It has  just switched (c)

From cold to hot (d)

The Snow has Ditched(c)

I want a yacht (d)

 

Metacognition: The theme of this poem is change. I wrote about the changes that happen from winter to summer and how they affect me. I love summer so much so when the last bit of snow finally melts at makes me ecstatic. That’s why it was somewhat easy to write about this topic because I was just able to recreate real emotions.

 


What music means to me

1CC50E8A-2828-4C37-B119-7862792D6004”One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”

-Bob Marley

    Music can fuel the soul. If I ever need to be in a certain mood or get hyped up for something, music can do that for me. Whenever I’m feeling or want to feel certain way, I always know that i can just listen to different types of music to do that for me. It was just a bad day. School wasn’t great. I still had to go to sports. All I wanted to do was go home. I knew there was something I could do to help me through this. So I popped in my AirPods and turned on some nostalgic music to remind me of home and good times. It was a playlist of a bunch of Taylor Swift songs. It had a few new ones but mostly contained old ones. They made me feel so nostalgic and really brought my mood up so I could finish the day. Who new that hearing a certain song can take you back to an exact time and place. So many songs are paired with great memories you have so listening to those song can really bring you there. This can even go with a sad time. If your grandma dies and she LOVED a certain song, that song could always remind you of her. The fact that music can do all of this for me is why I love it so much.


Literary reflection #2

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Sometimes you start things, try to give it a chance, and then realize you don't want to do it anymore but it is to late to turn back. In class we have to read a book and after reading about 10 chapters into the book i realized that i wish I had chosen something different, but it was way to late to turn back. I chose this book because I had performed the play before and I thought that it would be interesting to read. Turns out that the play is a much more shortened down version so it stay interesting and the book is just very hard to understand and isn’t very interesting. I chose this book because in the play it seemed to stay interesting, and the play wasn’t to long, so I assumed that the book wouldn’t be very long either. I was wrong. The book is very very long and doesn’t keep me interested. But also it is to late into the month for me to turn back. I wish that I had switched the book earlier in the month because it would have been much better for me. Since I am so far behind I know that Im going to have to read more than normal; therefore i cant spend as much time doing thing like playing fortnite or watching youtube; furthermore I wont enjoy that because I would rather spend my time doing those things and not reading; however I will do what I have to do. As much as this hasn’t been a very fun assignment for me, it definitely has taught me a lot.


The art of laziness

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-Denny Morgan

 

When people are on a break, some people choose to use this time to be productive or to do some fun activities. Me, on the other hand, i choose to spend it a different way. I choose to not spend it in any way... if that makes sense. I spend it by sitting. Not moving. During that time to stay entertained, I am either watching Youtube, watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians, playing Fortnite, listening to music, or all of them at the same time.now if you saw the title of this, you are probably wondering, why is this an art? Well... thanks for asking. To be able to e completely lazy, you must be able to just not care. If you are worrying about homework, or about how you look, or about being healthy and getting exercise. If you are someone who is constantly thinking like that, then being lazy is something that you just cant do. When being lazy your mind has to be completely clear and careless.


Altoids

A poem to my best friends

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Dear altoids,

Everything about you

The way you dissolve so perfectly, 

The metal packaging,

The satisfying closing of your container,

The way you taste,

The way you smell,

The way you make me smell,

The paper inside the container,

All your shapes and sizes,

All your flavors,

Are perfect.

 


“To Build A Fire” literary analysis

A literary analysis on the short story ”To Build A Fire”.

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-Adam Peaty

 

    Within every man there is always a little bit of arrogance, but sometimes that takes over. In “To Build A Fire” by Jack London, arrogance affects the main character (who we never find out his name) very severely. The man was told that he should never travel out there alone because of how cold it gets. The man didn’t listen and had to pay major consequences from less than 50 below zero temperature.

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