They found school as something tedious and their mind did not grasp how beneficial school could be for them in the future. Brooks use of repetition in “We” throughout the entire poem followed by an enjambment leaves the reader in suspense. Brooks disrupts the flow of the verse ending each stanza with “We”. Placing that word there gives the poem a rhythm that makes it flow almost like a song. However, the “We” applied in this verse dramatizes the wasted life these young people are going to have because of one irrational decision.
A friend of his joins in. It all began on the day I was too afraid to sit on the skateboard and go down the bumpy paved hill. I was too afraid to go down, being scared to get hurt. Feeling scared and not doing these daredevil actions caused the problem and beginning of them bullying me. Should I of been scared?
I knew what she was thinking. She has grown up, and I had merely grown unworthy of her love.” (83) Nea finally realized she was being foolish the whole time. Chai’s protagonist in “Saving Sourdi”, Nea, is naïve, impulsive, and brash. She is unchanging and narrow-minded. Nea’s journey seems solely based on saving her sister when in actuality she is trying to find excuses to avoid growing up.
Although chasing perfection can be seen as a downfall, it has shaped who I am and what I have accomplished. Simultaneously, allowing this drive to become hyperfocused can quickly become my greatest downfall. As high school progressed, I realized that I was constantly seeking perfection within my academic classes and extracurriculars. Every time I achieved “perfection,” it gave more reason to push and explore further. Every time I failed, I became an emotional wreck because the idea of “failure” had always been foreign to me when I pursued things I cared about.
I was also held back in first grade so i had to do it twice. the meds they gave me for my ADHD changed me i wouldnt talk, eat, or do anything i just wanted to be alone and that is what made me not like medicine or doctors. then from around 3rd grade until 7th grade my parents constantly argued
I have always hated writing about myself, and I always dreaded assignments in school where I had to describe myself. I always wanted to avoid doing these assignments because I did not want to sound narcissistic, or self-absorbed. I dislike people like that now, because I used to be one of those people. It took many lessons learned before I humbled myself; I am still learning to humble myself today with recent experiences I have had. Although I hate to write about myself, I have always liked to reflect on myself.
At Spartanburg high, there is a zero tolerance policy no cursing or fighting as well as getting in school suspension for talking back or defiance of a teacher. Lastly I learned to be responsible for asking for help. Asking for help when I needed it was hard for me whether it was work or a lesson I did not understand. I am a shy person always has been always will be, I used to avoid asking teachers anything when I needed help. I did not want to seem like I was not smart or I wanted help but I was too afraid to ask.
I was frustrated with the activity where we were not allowed to talk at all, but we had to mouth it. I was depressed when I couldn’t get my shirt on and I had self-pity with my sloppy mouth writing. In all the challenges we did were really hard and
Growing up as a kid, I was quite the troublemaker. I would do inappropriate things at inappropriate times and it caused me to get in trouble frequently. It didn’t matter whether or not I was in or out of school, I would continue to do obnoxious things. It could range from saying offensive words, physically hurting someone, or having zero consideration for others. At that time I felt like I didn't really know a lot about the world and it caused me to do things and ask questions later.
believe a possible theme would be to always be prepared. Throughout the book, we can see that Columbine was completely unprepared. They did not have a set plan of what to do so students and teachers were running around panicking. This is one of the reasons that there were so many casualties. The author often says that Columbine was not prepared for this.