English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|I could not really understand it.
The figurine was about a foot tall and seemed incomplete. It is a
hockey player. It was handmade and was very nicely done. It had brown hair and a white jersey and
had no eyeballs. It felt smooth to touch and was almost like a hardened glay for material. The
hockey player didnt have a taste and had a hollow sound to it when you knock on it.
My dad said it was somebody in our family who created it and had supposively died before
finishing it, that is why there had been no eyeballs and a white jersey. My thought is that it
could have some sort of curse or spell to it. Right now, it sits in my room on my counter. It kind of
creaps me out sometime when I look at it because of the fact that it has no eyeballs. It has
something sketched on the bottom of his skate but I can not make out what it says. It seems old and
was found in the corner of my grandfathers attic. I remember going up there and looking for an old
book or something to keep me busy and i found something standing up in the corner all dusty. I
brought it downstairs and washed it off. My grandfather said," You can keep it as long as you
take care of it." He told me that there is some type of mystery to it. Today that mystery still
puzzles me. My grandfather had died before I ever got to ask him who made it and why it was not
finished or what was on the bottom. This Figurine shows that America is surrounded in the world of
sports and shows passion towards them.
|One of the most beautiful parks in
all of Massachusetts lies right across the street from my
house. It is called Borderland; I would like to call it my home away from home. It is about a
hundred acres or so and it is filled with historical landmarks. It has a mansion in it and a couple
houses in it to keep the park clean. It is filled with beautiful ponds with white waterfalls and
tons of fish. Occasionally you will find a few people on horseback or a couple hikers challenging
themselves through the treacherous trails of my favorite park.
|Sarah Orne Jewett is recognized in
19th centrury American literature because of her novles and short
stories in the New England region. One of her greatest works "The White Heron." Many
people consider her works to be meer sketches. Sarah even comments on her stories in her biography
as being incomplete. Jewett is a talented writer because she includes detailed characters, images
and uses many instances of nature.
When people think of American Sports, first
thing that comes to mind is baseball, basketball, and