Writing Portfolio: Five Essays on America
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Origins

Nature

Humor

Literature

Sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently i went up to visit my grandmothers grave and i thought on how much i miss her.Just about two years ago my grandmother suffered a bad heart attack.AT the time i was 14 years old.She was rused to the hosptial.She almost died ont the way to hosptial and when she got to the hosptial she almost died on the opperation table,but she made it through.From there she was in ICU for 7 months.

Then she was moved to a home,there was getting betta and i thought every thing was ok but one day she had another heart attack.She was rused to the faulkner hosptial.There she went into cartiact arrest,and 15 minutes later she was pronounced dead.I was in shock because i was so close to my grandmother.I never new how bad it hurts when someone so close like that goes away.

The moral of the story i guess is someone that is close to you spend as much time with them as possible because you neva no when they are going to die.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    When I think of a spot that i know that is not admired alot, I look to my backyard. There are trees and bushes. A line from Emerson, "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit". To me meaning nature should fill your spirits high.
    When I walk in my backyard I see a long stretch of grass, that most of it is green. There is a slope in the middle of the yard which drops of a little. When I was little I would always play on it. When I got older I stopped playing on it. The land that I used to use i stopped enjoying.
    Another spot I see is my blueberry bush. In the summer, spring and fall the bush is full of berries. I never really spent time with it. The only thing that really spends time with it are the animals. When they are hungry they would eat the berries.
    The last spot that I see is my basketball court. The court is in fine condition to play on. When I was a little boy, I would play on it with my dad and friends. When i got older, however, I stopped playing on it.
    The spots that were once used all the time should still be noticed. This land was brought to us by the Americans that were once here. We should use and spend time with it. We shouldn't let good land go to waste. Humans should use this land, not waste it.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRIS WOULD CALL UP NICK, CHRS WOULD SAY HEY YOU WANT TO HANG OUT AND!
NICK WOULD REPLY YA SURE COME ON OVER. THE TWO BOY'S WERE BEST FRIEND'S. THE BOY'S LOVED WHEN IT SNOWED OUT,
NICK WOULD IMMEDILTY CALL CHRIS AND SAY HEY MEET ME DOWN FALLON.
CHRIS WOULD PUT ON ALL HIS SNOW STUFF AND RUN DOWN THE FIELD. WHEN THE BOY'S WOULD MEET UP THEY WOULD FIRST TEST OUT THE SNOW A COUPLE OF TTMES BY GOING ON THERE SLEDS AND GOING DOWN.
NICK WOULD THEN SAY, HEY CHRIS WANT TO GO DOWN THE HLL AND TRY TO HIT PEOPLE AND!
CHRIS WOULD LAUGH AND SAY OK. SO OF COURSE BOY,S BEING BOY,S THEY HELD ON T EACH OTHERS TUBES, MAKEING A TRAIN AND GOING DOWN THE HILL AND HTTING PEOPLE WHILE THEY WALKED UP.WHEN THEY HIT THE PEOPLE THEY WOULD BE LAUGHING SO HARD.THE PEOPLE  ON THE OTHE HAND WOULD BE A LITTLE UP SET,BUT THE BOY'S WOULD STILL BE LAUGHING.
NICK WOULD KEEP SAYING LET'S DO IT AGAIN AND!
CHRIS WOULD BE AFRAID OF THE PEOPLE THAT YELLED AT HIM EARLY.
NICK AND CHRIS SOON GREW OUT OF THIS AND STOPPE SLEDING BUT TO THIS DAY CHRIS AND NICK STILL TALK ABOUT WHEN THEY HIT PEOPLE WHEN WENT SLEDING. THEY STILL GET A GOOD LAUGH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Dickinson wrote over 2000 poem's in her life time. Her poems are different then other's. She goes on the topic of her being dead. Mostly all of  her poems are death relating. She looks at different points of the poem and fills it with the 'buzz'. The poem 'i heard a fly buzz- when i died' talks about death and being able to hear.

The author, Dickinson tries to explain the life and death and what it represents. Throughout the poem the author gives examples of what is going on about death. She also explains how being able to hear things while being dead. 'when i died heard a fly buzz when i died'. Buy her sayind this it just explains what the poem is about. She looks at points of the poem and fills it with detailed things and relates it with the death.

  Dickinson creates different thoughts and puts them in so they take different turns. The poem interacts with life and death , and nature. 'Between the heavans of the storms' means being able to hear a storm or noise while you are dead. She tries to mix up hr ideas and make new assumptions throughout her poem.

                          The eyes around- had wrung them dry-
                           and breath were gathering firm
                            for the last onset- when the
                            king be witnessed- in the room(396)


She brings in different examples of hearing things and seeing things throughout the poem. She envolves all type of things and fills it up and talks about it. Dickinson tries to be creative and make new ideas in the poem. 'Between the light- and me' means while she is lying there she is able to see loight around her. Then she gibes details on what to follow after the light. She relates alot of things in the poem.

Emily Dickinson wrote many of poems about death. She tried to puzzel her readers and make them think what is trying to say. She used things in her poems that provbably confused her readers like her being able to haer things while being dead and also seeing things to. She would always try to relate them with death. That made her a different kind of writer that why i liked her stlye, she was different then others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     The definition of a sport is being a competive sport where people compete and they try to come out on top. The american people try to be the best at that sport. They try to show the rest of the world that they are the best at any sport. This originates from the indians at trying to be the best at there things. They to were trying to show the people that they to could be the best.
The sport fishing is an old sport that was originated by the indians back in the day for survival. Now fishing is used for a sport and as fun. fishing is a fun sport to do because it is relaxing and enjoyable. My uncle tommy Donahue is a fisherman and he lovesit. He has been a fisherman since he was 15 years old. He said 'I LOVE TO GO OUT WITH MY POLE AND ENJOY THE WEATHER AND THE FISHING'(DONAHUE). The sport fishing can be very expensive and a hassle to do. It is hard to do it and hard to no when there are good fishing days.
Fishing is a big sport in MASSECHUETTS. Jimmy Houston is a writer in columns in ESPN and talks about the different types of fishing you can do. He also knows when it is a good time to go fishing. He knows when the bass come out and when to go and what kind of bait to use. In a article he said 'if your on a top water plug a weed line and youre wave move out from the shoreline toward youre bait ,hang on'(HOUSTON)
There are people who spend a lot of money on fishing and a lot of time doing it. Professional fisherman Davy Hite competes in the B.A.S.S tournment all the time and is a good fisherman.This year he won it again. He said ' winning the first time was special but winning it the second time was great because it just says alot about you as a fisherman'(HITE). Fishing is on the rise and will be for a while. People will keep and fishing and it will get more popular.
The sport fishing is a hard thing to do and hard to keep up with. It takes alot of time and alot of patience. It also cost alot  of money to do. It is a great hobby to have but it is expensive. You are never gaurented to go out and catch a fish and that what stinks about it but you go out and compete with the fish and that where the fun comes in.People who fish alot respect it and enjoy it that what makes the sport so much more special.