I love to read about many different things that I haven 't heard of before. It helps me better understand myself and learn about stuff that not many people may know about. When I am writing an essay, I just let my words flow through. I make sure to write whatever comes to mind just so that I can release all my thoughts and ideas before editing my work. When doing this, I feel like a weight has been lifted because then I don 't have to struggle to remember all my thoughts and ideas since I 've already written
Many strategies can be implemented to achieve a productive re-structuralizing or reinvention of a poem. Many pieces of advice are given by Addonizio here. Nevertheless, I would address a few that I have found sound and of my potential exploitation in my writing. The first, "If you find yourself losing interest in a poem, if it begins to look pale and wan, corpse-like, it 's time to bury it for a while" (188). This way of disassociation with the writing helps to give the writer a fresh look at the poem.
Both come to accept this and learn to move on. Each poem was written during a certain time period, and the values and ideas of these times are seen clearly in the words of the poem. In The Wanderer there are examples of fate, loss, and sacrifice which are typical Anglo-Saxon beliefs. On My First Son includes a paradox of how one can love, but not to love too much because one never knows when he might lose the things he loves most. Having a paradox in a poem was a sign that you were a good poet during the Renaissance.
It will be nice to only have to worry about one english class for a while though. I am however, nervous that I’m going to forget the stuff that I learned in this class over the summer. I wouldn’t know what I forgot because I forgot it, but I would notice a difference in my writing and my lifestyle. I will miss the fun that we had in this class though, I did have a lot of fun in this class when I was focused and wasn’t messing around, because when I got my work done, I was allowed to lay back and take a break. This class has changed how I write tremendously, with the six word memoirs I learned that word selection is key to good writing, through the soundtrack project I learned that words put together and read a certain way can have a really powerful effect on how you feel about the topic, and from the movie project I learned that the way you present your writing is extremely
I was encouraged to develop imagery and descriptive language in unconventional ways. This assignment required me to unlock a level of thoughtfulness I have never had to before. The “I am From” poem is the first literary assignment I’ve been proud of in a while. I knew what I wanted to say and was given the tools to do so. That assignment has not only improved my writing skills but also helped me get in touch with a part of me I haven’t talked to in a minute.
I believe this to be my number one strength because I feel like I learned more about myself through this strength, than any other that I have. The in-class lectures that Mr. McGee would give to us about certain pieces of literature were always interesting and never basic. We would go so far off the grid when we would exegete a poem, that it was astounding. But during those off-the-grid sessions, I learned a lot about myself and a lot about life as well. I always found that there was some philosophical meaning rooted deeply in the poem that was easy enough for me to understand and take into consideration.
Over the course of the semester, my main goal was to become a more precise writer and develop my identity as a writer. According too, the Portfolio Letter assignment sheet, becoming a better writer consists of precise planning, draft and revising. It also includes understanding a variety of academic genres by examining the basic characteristics that defines each type. In order too efficiently meet my goal of becoming a better writer, it was very important to have my work evaluated by others and myself as well. The use of rhetorical knowledge, critical thinking, reading and writing all are the important aspects in this course.
Stories helped me to grow as a writer, but it feels like now poetry helped push me into adulthood, so-to-speak. With poetry, I was always writing dark or sad lines, because that really is all I had really known how to write at the time; that was the way I was feeling as well. I found poetry to help me express what my thoughts and feelings were more so than journaling and writing stories. Writing stories was fun, but it also restricted me from showing my true potential. It always goes back to the “one topic” thing.
I found Becker book “Writing for Social Scientists” very interesting to read, he actually described my fear of writing and why we avoid writing especially if we being asked to exchange our writing with our classmates. I remember in my first semester I was uncomfortable to expose my writing to my classmates. Becker mentioned the fear we suffer it caused when we try organize our thoughts during writing session. Organized my thought is one of my concern. Sometimes I start writing without following outline or organizing my thoughts.
The problem is, I was not sure where that change needed to be made. As faith would have it, the revelation hit me like a ton of bricks. Another student noticed the smallest of mistakes in the class syllabus (as noted in my journal entry 02/10), which can only be noticed by reading the syllabus. This taught me my learning techniques needed improvement as reflected in my Pre-CRI with a score of 3.8. Later in the semester, I learned the value of taking notes in class when I failed to answer a test question correctly on in class activities.