Thursday, December 12, 2013

The end

With the end of the semester upon us I find myself in a joyous mood.  This has been a long semester, I only enjoyed two of my classes, those being English and physical science.  I enjoyed most of the material we covered in English class, I liked reading the scarlet letter.  Rip Van Winkle was one of my favorites this semester as well.  I enjoyed English class, I'm sad that it's over. Everyone have a great break!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Favorite pod

Out of all the stories and poems that we have been assigned this semester I would have to say that my favorite pod session was when we had to read the 'Scarlet Letter'.  Leading up to the pod I was weary, because I didn't know what to expect.  After I had a firm grasp of the story I found that i really enjoyed the book.  The setting of the story seemed kind of familiar to me, it kind of reminded me of the setting of the crucible, with the puritans and all.  The only character that I didn't really care for in the story was Chilingsworth, he was a pretty crummy guy.  The ending of the story was alright, I was kind of hoping for a happy ending, like one where Hester and Dimmesdale live along happy life together with their daughter Pearl.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


One of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson was 'I'm Nobody! Who are you?'.  In this poem my mindset of the type of poetry that Emily Dickinson wrote, and her personality in general was enhanced.  This poem is telling the reader that being a shy unsocial person is much better than being a social person.  The narrator even admits that they are a nobody asking the reader "Are you - Nobody - too?".   I just found this poem amusing in the fact that It almost described Emily Dickinson to a tee.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

poetry with Walt and Em

With this semester coming to an end we end with the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman.  Poetry has never been my favorite subject, I like reading poetry, but writing poetry has never been my strong suite.  I remember learning about Emily Dickinson in my junior year of high school, she lived a life of seclusion by choice.  From reading her poems, and about her, she seems like she would have been a very strange and awkward woman; living in seclusion being a small part of me thinking that.  She wrote her poems not knowing that they would be read by anyone but herself, I'm not sure if she would be happy about that, but it is what it is.  I can say that I find reading her poems interesting, I have to read some of them a few times before I get the jest of the poem; I also love how short her poems are, that makes reading and comprehending them so much easier.