This week we continued working with other classmates but in different ways. We looked at our first poem that we would pick apart and discuss as a class. The poem was called "The Eagle" and it seemed that everyone had their own idea when trying to discover the meaning that the author was trying to convey. I thought it was very interesting how each person thought of a different aspect of the poem in order to interpret it in some way. It was very small, only being two stanzas, but we were all able to express the meaning in at least three paragraphs. I really enjoy working with poetry like this and being able to have my own thoughts about it. It is nice to know that there isn't one way to interpret something even if the author did not intend for the piece to do so.
Also this week, we started working on our essay that discusses the three books we read over the summer. This is a group essay so we are writing alongside one or two other people that read the same thing as us. Edgar and I are working on an essay that takes three chapters from "How to Read Literature like a Professor" and comparing them to the books "Caramelo" and "The Waves". We both have some good ideas for the essay and we enjoyed reading the books so it should not be too hard to write about it together.
Not only are we starting some new things in class but we have also maintained SSR and Creative Writing. I still really enjoy doing both. Creative Writing is very fun and I never want to stop. For SSR I picked the bood "A Clockwork Orange" and it is pretty horrorshow so far. I'm not going to lie, I have to look at a separate list of slovo's, (the nadsat glossary), in order to kopat it but I think that is part of the fun! By the end of the book I'm going to start to govoreet like the characters, but definitely not acting like them, my bog are they harsh. Ya viddy what I did there?
-essay-working with groups
-eagle piecing together the poem