Sin is prevalent in many people's lives, those who sin often feel immense guilt for it. This is true for young Gary Soto. Throughout this narrative, Soto uses many rhetorical devices to convey emotion to the audience. In “A Summers Life”, Soto shifts from a feeling of innocence and youth to one of gut wrenching sin by using powerful imagery, Biblical allusions, and purposeful symbolism to prove that as a child, he succumbed easily to temptation.
Throughout the past couple weeks, I have been predicting, connecting, and clarifying to Sarah Dessen’s Keeping the Moon and Just Listen. I adored the ending of Keeping the Moon. I also enjoyed the beginning of Dessen’s Just Listen, but as the book has gone on, I have gotten kind of bored with the plot line. I do not plan to finish this book, as I would enjoy spend my reading time reading a book that I’m interested in. I think that I deserve a 9.5/10 on this journal
The narrator depicts her memories of her fifth-grade summer in Maxine Clair’s Cherry Bomb. Through the narrator's story of her private box and cherry bomb, Clair captures the innocence and youthfulness of her childhood summers.
In The Cellar, Summer gets kidnaped by Colin while looking for her friend in a party. Colin leads her to the cellar where the other girls calm her down. Summer has no access to the outside world and they are completely dependent on Colin. Throughout the book she has to survive by being part of the perfected family Colin keeps in his cellar.
Summer was walking alone at night when she should have been with someone she know or trust to walk with her.Summer was stubborn to be walking alone to find her friend at night.By doing that Summer has ended up in a very bad situation.She got kidnapped by a man named Clover has a mental issue.Captured by a man who seem to be like a normal and well kept a man you would never suspect that he kidnapped so many girls.Clover chose a girl who lives in the streets and have families that don’t care about them.That’s how he chose his perfect flowers.
In an essay from Gary Soto's A Summer Life, a young boy makes a sweet sinning sacrifice that soon forces him to face his demons and claw his way back to redemption. Soto knows right from wrong but "boredom" makes him sin. His overwhelming eventual guilt is too much to bear when the pie tin "glared" at him knowingly.
As I roll down the window, I felt the breeze gently touching my left cheek as I smell the amazing scent of pine trees. I really can't believe that the day has finally come, the day when I celebrate my quinceañera. Quinceañera is an important event in the Hispanic community and it’s when a 15 year old girl turns into a woman. My godfather finally hit the brakes on the mini white Toyota truck and said “we’re finally here.” I open the door and set a foot on the ground, the look of astonishment has plastered into my face. “This is perfect!!” There was a 12 feet marble statue of Jesus Christ standing right in the center of El Picacho, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. As I was putting on the lengthy yet beautiful yellow dress that my 19 year old cousin had
Everyone belongs to different places, and everyone has a different personality and identity. Identity, or the way you characterize yourself, can change a person’s actions, words, and feelings. People feel the need to belong somewhere whether it 's school or at home or anywhere else. Everyone has different personalities no matter what age they are. Children 's’ personalities are to be nice, have fun and stay a kid forever. All kids want to belong to a family and be somewhere where they are loved. On the other hand, adults belonging and identity are completely different. Their personalities are to be realistic, responsible, and in control or in charge, but they also feel the need to belong to a nice, caring family. Young adults can also have
I believe I deserve a 9.5/10 because I really tried to analyze deeper and find a more interesting view on the book. I do understand that there is room for improvement, which is why I believe a 10 is unapproachable at this
The next day, Lily goes to meet August by the beehives. August shows Lily a beehive that’s missing a queen bee. As they look at the hive, August reminds Lily of the story of the runaway nun. The point of the story, August claims, was that in Deborah’s absence, the Lady of Chains could be a mother for Lily. She adds that Mary isn’t just a statue: she’s something inside Lily. Lily doesn’t understand what August means. Then, she closes her eyes, and for a few moments, feels exactly what August is talking about. When she opens her eyes again, August is gone, and she’s alone with the beehives.
A second paid opportunity I have had serving children has been working as summer camp counselor for the past three summers. Each summer since May 2013, Warren W. Willis United Methodist Summer Camp has provided me with the opportunity to mentor a wide variety of children ranging in ages from rising fourth grade to newly graduated high school seniors. Here I have taken on many roles of mentor, advocate, listener, friend, small group leader, activities facilitator, etc. Here I have interacted with children and adolescents of all backgrounds and cultures. I have been greatly challenged and rewarded by the campers I have interacted with here. One of the greatest challenges I have faced while serving in this role is finding a healthy balance between focusing on the needs of other and focusing on myself. Throughout the summer, I am constantly focusing on the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical needs of campers. There is little time and
When I was attending Kaneland John Shields Elementary School in Sugar Grove, everday was just the same. First we started out with Silent reading our books, and then moved onto reading with our guided reading books. Next, we would move onto writing, where some days we free wrote and others we had an assignment. After Writing we had specials, which consisted of, art, P.E, computer,and music. Then we had lunch, math,and lastly social studies and science.
Summer Ball also includes literary devices, theme, and connections throughout the story. An example of simile was when Coach Powers compared Danny to a Soccer player while he was running. This was significant because Coach disliked Danny in a way and thought he should play soccer. An example of a metaphor is when the text said “This time danny ran like he was in the last leg of those olympic relays.” The author used this to express how fast Danny was running. The main theme in this story is, coming of age. As Danny grows up throughout the book his skills for basketball change and he understands more about the game. Also Danny’s hope is to grow taller, because most of the kids he knows are taller than him. A text to self connection would be
As Miss Kosciusko’s Outstanding Teen people have questioned why a teenager is wearing a crown and a sash. The thing is people don’t realize that it’s not about the crown and the sash but it’s about serving the people and the community. I have received many opportunities to help within the counties I represent, I have learned to talk professionally, hold my body in a professional manner, and learn to promote my platform in the best way I see fit. I have had some weird encounters while volunteering at many places. Some people are grateful, happy, and appreciative to have me volunteer. Others are not. As a titleholder I am supposed to have poise in everything I do and sometimes that’s not so easy. I have learned from experience when dealing with
In the stories, All Summer in a Day by Rad Bradbury and Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes demonstrates how jealousy can bring out the worst of you. Therefore, jealousy can drive you to do bad things to those surrounding you. For instance, in All Summer in a Day the kids that lived in Venus for their whole entire life’s were jealous of Margot because she had experienced being outdoors when the sun has been up. Due to their jealousy, they did something awful to Margot the day that the sun was going to be up which is only up every seven years. In the other hand, in Flowers for Algernon, Charlie’s co-workers seemed to be jealous of Charlie since he was improving his level of intelligence because of the operation that he went through, thus they are treating him differently. In both stories, it is seen that jealousy can cause you to act in different ways such as how these distinctive characters in Flowers for Algernon and All Summer in a Day did.