The end of the first marking period was this Friday meaning that we had our first free response essay on the novel we read instead of the poem of the week essay. I found it easy to write because there was a question that highlighted the whole basis that the book was on. Also my book was SO GOOD. The question I wrote about was how scenes of violence in works of Literature contribute to the overall theme. "A Clockwork Orange" is all about violence so writing about it was easy. I wanted to expand and talk about all the topics because of how much I liked it. There were so many themes intertwined it was hard to pick just a small portion to write about. I'm really glad I've been keeping up with my reading at that the pieces we have read are actually of interest to me. I love to read but sometimes I get lazy or distracted by other things. Being able to read a good amount of Literature in class helps me make time for it outside of class.
Also due this week was our 750 words of creative writing. This was even easier to do because it was just revision. I like this too because it can be fun to look back at your writing. Sometimes I'll journal when I'm extremely tired before bed and then I'll read it weeks later and surprise myself with how well I wrote a particular piece. I think the creative writing we do in class is the same way. I was very interested with what I wrote and was excited to clean it up and make it into something I was proud of.
Finally, we were still continuing with the short story essays. Whitney and I were able to finish up reading about Point of View and Plot Structure and start to read some of the stories. We read "The Story of an Hour" and both really liked it. It had a surprise ending and some sad irony to it that made it an enjoyable read.