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.
Unable to freely express oneself leads to loss in self confidence. “... and perhaps they also have teachers who are steering them away from writing and into math and science” ( 927). Feeling pressured to be limited as to what one 's capabilities are is a discouraging feeling and should not be permitted in schools or anywhere. “Their mothers instead of reproving such as rude curiosity looked closely at me , and attracted their children’s further notice to my blanket, this embarrassed me, and kept me constantly on the verge of tears” (680). Despite
Transitioning to the American life as a ten-year-old child was extremely challenging. I was clueless and did not understand anything. English was painful to learn even though; I realized it must be essential to know it. Philippines was my home moreover, I missed the people, the food, and the places I have visited. School was especially a struggle to me.
On top of that, I have this anxious condition where I don’t want to talk to anyone because of my accent and the kids were laughing at me which leads me to developed major depression and anxiety, because I wasn’t able to interact with others and I also feel like the kids were looking down on me because of my accent. Every night when I get home from work the computer is my best friend. Yasuo, Kuniyoshi was born September 1, 1893, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan At first, Yasuo Kuniyoshi had no plan of becoming an artist when he came to the United States from his native Japan in 1906 at the age of sixteen years old. He was also denied in citizenship and he was classified as an “enemy alien” One of his high school teachers in Los Angeles discovered that he’s gifted in art. Of course, it took people a long time before people actually realizing how good Yasuo, Kuniyoshi art works are.
This was very different to me because my past schools’ I was always the “new kid” that was not wanted around much, so having to be the center of attention in the new place with everybody wanting to know me and introduce me around was very pleasing and I never wanted it to end. But the thing is I was not the only new student to join, there was another student that was with me that did not get the same treatment that I was getting. At first I thought it was because he was alone and did not talk much. However, it turned to be because I was so overwhelmed by all this friendliness that everybody forgot about him. I could have gone to him and introduced him to everybody but I did not because I had something that I never had before and I did not want it go away or even share this with anybody.
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
In my life, I would be certain to say that I was two distinct people; a child before Temple University, and an individual afterwards. In the years since my graduation, I enjoy reminiscing on those long past days. I was lazy, meek, I had no motivation to do anything and lacked the skills as well. Truly I was going nowhere, until I received a letter in the mail for an application I had completely forgotten about. I was accepted into University, an implausible thought to my young self.I was ecstatic, unable to process what had happened to me.
Finally, Franklin doesn’t let his friends change his mind. Franklin feels a guilty conscience. For example, when the film fell out of the marble bag, Franklin wasn’t sure on what to say For example he was so confused on what to say. Furthermore, when Franklin’s parents asked what was going on, franklin was starting to talk but he was stuttering. He was feeling uncomfortable talking to his parents about the situation.
The trepidation I felt was of not having the familiarity of home. In addition, due to my young age, there was also significant trial and error when it came to moving beyond my struggles. Communication was also an obstacle that I had to overcome. I had trouble in school because I only spoke Albanian and I could not speak to friends due to cultural barriers. I wanted to move out of my box, but I was scared to take the next step.
“I’m really sorry” I said as I ran inside. I believe he eventually came inside too. My heart sank. I couldn’t imagine the staff telling my parents they couldn’t find me, it was horrible just thinking about it. I told my friend I wouldn’t do it and ran inside.
I strive to be as involved in my community as my studies permit. Two years ago, I was selected to attend Pearson College UWC, a school with students from over eighty different countries. It was here than I honed my leadership skills and developed an appreciation for our global community through listening to speakers and through dialogue with my peers. In addition, I further engaged in the outdoors and sustainability. I run the Cross-Training fitness group on campus, as well as being a Kayak Leader.